Cost of Services at Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

Summary: Cash prices for medical procedures are getting easier to find. Here’s a price listing page from the Palo Alto Medical Foundation web site, which lists prices in categories like “diagnostic imaging” and “doctors office visit.” The site explains: “The services below have drop-down menus that show charges for frequently used services provided by Palo […]

Narrow networks topic hits home | Reporting on Health

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

Summary: When insurance companies and providers can’t come to agreement on payments, networks become narrower. The results? People have to make different choices — either keep their insurance policy, or keep their doctors, or some other choice. Here’s one California woman’s story of how her saga is playing out — with the twist that she’s […]