PriceCheck and a price change: Why we changed a mammogram price listing

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

PriceCheck and a price change: Why we changed a mammogram price listing

We seldom change the prices we collect in our pricing survey. But we did it yesterday. Here’s what happened, when a reader pointed out what she thought was a faulty price in our New York City listings for cash or self-pay mammograms. A reader sent an email Hello, I just wanted to let you know […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) plasma donation and other studies

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

Coronavirus (Covid-19) plasma donation and other studies

Coronavirus (Covid-19) antibody testing has exploded in the New York area and across the nation. With that new testing, people are getting new opportunities to donate plasma for Covid-19 patients, or to take part in other studies. Here are some resources: Guidelines from the FDA on such studies Recommendations to health care providers and investigators […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) tests: Should I get one? How to know? Where to go?

Coronavirus  (Covid-19) tests: Should I get one? How to know? Where to go?

By TINA KELLEY and PHOEBE PINDER (Note: Coronavirus news is changing quickly. We’re trying to update as warranted.) As the coronavirus spreads, many Americans with symptoms wonder if they should get tested, and where. (We discuss how much it can cost to do so here.) Do you have something we need to know about this? […]

A costly side effect of hospital mergers: Higher prices

Filed Under: Costs, Providers

Summary: Mergers and acquisitions have swept the health care landscape. The effects? Higher prices. Greg David writes in Crain’s New York Business, comparing price increases in the New York area (15.3 percent in the last five years) with nationwide increases (12 percent). Click here to read more from the post.