The new hospital transparency rule: The deadline for posting price lists is on Jan. 1, so how did they do?

The new hospital transparency rule: The deadline for posting price lists is on Jan. 1, so how did they do?

The new federal price transparency law is rolling out Jan. 1, 2021, mandating that hospitals have to list prices on their web sites. Describing the new rules, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services say on their website: “Hospital price transparency helps Americans know the cost of a hospital item or service before receiving it. […]

Insurance company cites ClearHealthCosts as a good source of pricing information

Insurance company cites ClearHealthCosts as a good source of pricing information

Headscratchers: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois refer their insured people to us to save money on health care. In a piece titled “Be the 1 in 5 who’s saving money,” the piece posted on these two sites explains how to save — by using, among other tools, […]

Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers making money on the ACA: Axios

Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers making money on the ACA: Axios

“We reported earlier this month that the large publicly traded health insurance companies have reaped enormous profits so far in 2017. But the not-for-profit Blue Cross Blue Shield plans — the ones that have been the linchpins of the volatile Affordable Care Act marketplaces — have been doing a lot better than last year, too,” […]