A new (to us) transparency player: HealthGram, from North Carolina. They do benefits administration, price negotiation, prevention management–health care, dental care, FSA and HSA, compliance etc.
They have this interesting fee schedule calculator, which they use to predict and negotiate fees, based on the Medicare schedule. They also help employers providers develop networks, manage records and the like.
“Primary PhysicianCare, Inc. (Primary) is a privately held medical management company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. … Whether a client is served by a single service offering or by our fully-integrated delivery system, the Healthgram platform provides the back-bone. Healthgram is comprehensive in its capabilities. Primary manages health plans, predicts the health of a workforce, and runs onsite medical clinics using Healthgram.
“Wellness Coalition America (WCA), a division of Primary PhysicianCare, Inc., delivers wellness and prevention services to industries, institutions, and organizations. WCA develops onsite medical clinics, licenses Healthgram software, and provides data management services.”
Jeanne Pinder is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a reporter, editor and human resources executive, then volunteered for a buyout and founded ClearHealthCosts.
She was previously a fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia University School of Journalism. ClearHealthCosts has won grants from the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York; the International Women’s Media Foundation; the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation with KQED public radio in San Francisco and KPCC in Los Angeles; the Lenfest Foundation in Philadelphia for a partnership with The Philadelphia Inquirer; and the New York State Health Foundation for a partnership with WNYC public radio/Gothamist in New York; and other honors.
Her TED talk about fixing health costs has surpassed 2 million views.