Huge price differences even in same area: Us, in USA Today

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

Huge price differences even in same area: Us, in USA Today

Summary: “Huge variations exist in the prices of some of the most common medical procedures across state lines, according to a report by major insurers released Wednesday, but some experts say the data is of little use to consumers who rarely know what they owe until the bills arrive,” Jayne O’Donnell writes today in USA […]

Illuminating Health Care Prices: We’re featured by George Washington U. online resource

Summary: ClearHealthCosts is featured along with 13 other health cost transparency organizations in a post titled “Illuminating Health Care Prices: Organizations to Watch” on the executive masters of health administration online site at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University. Emily Newhook, the community relations manager for the Milken Institute […]

The cost: $3,232? Or $2,586.60? Or $775.68, or $250.94?

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

There’s been a lot of conversation lately about what insurance companies pay for medical procedures, a topic we’re deeply interested in. For example, there’s the Health Care Cost Institute database, which encompasses payment records from “data voluntarily supplied by Aetna, Humana, UnitedHealth and Kaiser Permanente, it covers 33 million Americans with employer-sponsored health insurance,” according to […]