In Minnesota, rising health costs hitting home: Grand Forks Herald

In Minnesota, rising health costs hitting home: Grand Forks Herald

“What good is health care you can’t get?” Paul John Scott and Jeremy Fugleberg write in The Grand Forks Herald. “Ask Katie Larson. She’s 30, a resident of Lake George, Minn., and the office manager at Coldwell Banker Clack & Dennis Real Estate in Park Rapids. ‘I avoid using the doctor any time I can,’ […]

The All-Payer Claims Database: What you need to know

The All-Payer Claims Database: What you need to know

(Updated, July 2019) A friend told us the other day that the all payer claims database, also known as an APCD, is the answer to health cost transparency. By collecting the payment info together where it can be compared, by this logic, the secrecy in the system will be erased. We said, not so much. […]

Minnesota agency releases total cost of care across medical groups

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

Summary: A new report has just been published by MN Community Measurement that allows consumers to compare the cost of health care at medical groups across the state. I don’t know of another database quite like this one for actionable consumer information.   CLICK HERE FOR PRICES     Jeanne PinderJeanne Pinder¬† is the founder […]