Thinking of buying a medical alert system? Here’s what you need to know

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

Thinking of buying a medical alert system? Here’s what you need to know

On a chilly, snowy day a few weeks ago, Tyrell’s grandmother slipped on the icy sidewalk outside her apartment and fell. Thankfully, a neighbor soon found her and she didn’t have major injuries. But this wasn’t the first time the 70-year-old had fallen. Ten years ago, she fell down the stairs and was unconscious for […]

Our IFundWomen opportunity, and other news

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

Summary: It’s been busy over here at ClearHealthCosts. Here’s some news: We have been chosen for the beta of IFundWomen, a new crowdfunding platform for women-owned businesses. They liked our mission: revealing health care costs. Our ask: We’ll be raising moolah to make our home site mobile first, or easier to use on smartphones, iPads, etc. […]

North Carolina Blue Cross releases reimbursement rates. Will others follow suit?

Summary: North Carolina Blue Cross took a startling step about a week ago: It released in consumer-friendly form a tool specifying what it pays to providers across the state for different common procedures under contractual agreements. Why is this important? Well, common practice in the health care market is for insurance companies to keep these […]