Who gets paid what: The ABC’s of health care pricing

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Who gets paid what: The ABC’s of health care pricing

Pricing is byzantine in the U.S. health care system. For any given procedure or item at any given hospital or clinic, there may be a dozen prices or more. Why? We have what’s called a third-party payer system — many bills are paid not by the patient (the recipient of the service or medication) but […]

Insurers Cut Doctors’ Fees in New Plans, Wall Street Journal reports

SUMMARY: Doctors and other providers will get paid less if they stay in new exchange insurance plans, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. “Insurers are slashing payments to medical practices in many of the plans they sell through the new health-law marketplaces—sparking worries that Americans signing up for coverage will have fewer doctors […]