Tag Archives: consumers

A community of care: Planstin aims to simplify health care delivery, improve services and save NH consumers money – Manchester Ink Link

Health care cost outlays by insured Americans represents almost one-fifth of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), amounting to almost $ 11,000 for every person in the U.S.  Beyond the cost, there is an often-confusing array of paperwork relating to co-pays, deductibles and other elements of the system.   With such a sizable investment in our… Read More »

Provider, payer systems lag consumers’ desire for digital payments

As consumers take on more responsibility for their healthcare bills and expect on-demand services from mobile devices, providers and payers need to up their game. Consumer experience with healthcare organizations will extend to how they pay for services and the ease with which they handle growing financial responsibilities with a variety of healthcare organizations, according… Read More »

Why Healthcare Price 'Transparency' Is A Myth, And What Consumers Can Do About It – Forbes

In April 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS – Medicare) issued a draft rule intended, generally, to nudge health systems toward several initiatives. These included improving the use of electronic health records and IT interoperability, providing greater price transparency of services, and empowering physicians to spend more time with their patients. This… Read More »

CMS continues to investigate information breach of more than 90,000 Healthcare.gov consumers

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicaid Services is continuing to work with law enforcement to investigate a breach of Healthcare.gov discovered on October 16 that could have affected 93,689 consumers, an increase from the 75,000 originally estimated, CMS said Tuesday. CMS has notified individuals whose personal information was exposed. THE IMPACT In a November 7… Read More »