Archive for September, 2018

How Hospital Reimbursement Does and Does Not Work

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Hospitals create chargemaster prices by multiplying the cost they pay for a product by 300 to 1200%. Another little hospital secret is what is called an outlier payment…………………….

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Anthem To Offer New Association Health Plan in Las Vegas

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that it is partnering with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield to offer health plans to its members under a new Trump Administration rule that makes it easier for small businesses to collectively purchase insurance…………….

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Study Shows Hospitals Charge 479% of Their Cost For Drugs

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Percentage of Charges Model – 50% Off Double The Price?

Hospitals are generally not paid 100% of billed charges; however, hospital outpatient
departments are routinely reimbursed as a percent of billed charges by commercial payers……

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Demand For Medical Debt Reduction Service At All Time High

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Medical debt is a problem for 39% of insured adults in this country. 1 in 8 of those are on the hook for $2,000 or more. For more than 20 years RiskManagers.us has assisted members by reducing medical debt. As more employers cost shift to their employees, demand for medical debt reduction services is at an all time high………………………………

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City Budget Hinges On Employee Health Insurance Price

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

A Texas municipality, facing rising health insurance costs, puts annual budget on hold until employee health insurance costs are negotiated. Maintaining city services and the expense of rising health care costs at the same time is Mission Impossible. Will Tax Man come to the rescue………………………?

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MedZERO Launches in Salt Lake City in Partnership with Asserta Health

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Offers zero-interest funds for out-of-pocket medical expenses…………….

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Dialing For Dollars

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

They changed over my status to “self pay” which cut my $10,400 the bill by 55%…………..

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