Archive for October 11th, 2018

Big News! FTC to Probe Hospital Contracts

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

 

This may become the tipping point in health care reform. “The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman questions contract terms between insurers and hospital systems…………..contracts between insurers and hospital systems are limiting competition and pushing up health-care costs……………..”

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Gag Clauses Now Illegal

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

In an effort to increase drug price transparency, President Donald Trump signed two bills into law that ban insurers from writing gag clauses into their contracts with pharmacists………………

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Texas Spanks Humana – Who’s Gonna Pay For It?

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Now let me get this straight. Humana tries and fails to negotiate a reasonable rate with enough in-network providers and is punished for it. Well, the solution is to get rid of the network and treat all providers as out-of-network. That’s what Reference Based Pricing plans do.……………..BTW guess where Humana is going to get the $700,000………………………..

– Bill Rusteberg

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Hospital Profits High In Indianapolis

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Hospitals in central Indiana enjoy a higher profit margin than those elsewhere because they overcharge insurers…………………..

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UMMC / BCBS Squabble

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

The following article (Posted on Linkedin by Carl Schuessler) brings to mind deeper issues than the “surface” issues most consumers reading this will take away. The article hints of a gold mine of information leading to more questions than answers.

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