Strategies for Effective Cost-of-Care Conversations with Patients: Revcycle Intelligence

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

Strategies for Effective Cost-of-Care Conversations with Patients: Revcycle Intelligence

“Patients are paying more and more for their healthcare services, making effective cost-of-care conversations a skill that providers need to successfully treat patients,” Jacqueline LaPointe writes over at RevCycle Intelligence. “Health plans with deductibles are becoming commonplace. A new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) shows that about 85 percent of covered workers had […]

Find out what stuff costs: 10 easy questions

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

Find out what stuff costs: 10 easy questions

Summary: How much will that medical procedure cost? How much of that cost will I have to pay? It’s hard for patients to figure all this out. Medical prices might be lower if they were more transparent. If we all ask about and compare the costs of care, we can hope to make that behavior […]

Californians more worried about health costs than about whether they’re insured: L.A. Times

Summary: “Six years after President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, the health reform law has gained acceptance from a majority of California voters, but the cost of getting healthcare remains a major concern, eclipsing worries about having insurance, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll,” David Lauter writes in The Los Angeles Times. “The […]