Health care providers keeping secrets: Lee Zurik and Jed Lipinski, Cracking the Code

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

Health care providers keeping secrets: Lee Zurik and Jed Lipinski, Cracking the Code

Dear hospitals: Please don’t keep secrets from us! Here’s Lee Zurik of WVUE Fox 8 Live in a new installment of our Cracking the Code partnership in New Orleans. The topic: What happens when people don’t know prices in advance, and wind up with burdensome — or ruinous — bills. Here’s Jed Lipinski of NOLA.com […]

For some Louisiana health insurers, explanations of benefits are anything but: NOLA.com

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

“When people go to the supermarket, they expect prices to be clearly posted in the store and then listed in an itemized receipt at checkout. If shoppers notice they’ve been overcharged for a carton of milk, they assume the cashier will issue them a refund on the spot.” our partner Jed Lipinski writes over at […]

An off-the-charts launch: Our New Orleans partnership

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

An off-the-charts launch: Our New Orleans partnership

Summary: Our New Orleans partnership has brought a response that is off the charts in every way. We are a little more than two weeks from our launch, and we are hearing from 10-60 people a day with data and questions on health care pricing. We’re also the topic of conversation in the community. In […]

“Cracking The Code,” with ClearHealthCosts: e-Patient Dave

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

Summary: “Fox 8 NOLA’s “Cracking The Code,” with ClearHealthCosts Video of the first episode is below,” Dave deBronkart writes over at e-Patient Dave, in a post that refers to our newest partnership and also catalogs Dave’s writing about costs. “Regular readers know that among my various causes – patient-centered care, patient access to our medical […]