A doctor writes: Price transparency, a Rosetta stone

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

Summary: This essay by Dr. Robert Fogerty, an assistant professor at Yale School of Medicine, appeared originally in MedPage Today, where it launched our pricing transparency partnership with MedPage Today. Re-posted with permission. By Robert Fogerty MD I tossed and turned during many sleepless nights as a cancer patient. Some nights from nausea, some from […]

My experience with cost, cancer care and insurance: Guest post

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

By Robert Fogerty, MD, MPH “You look nice today. People don’t come to chemo in suits very often.” The friendly and familiar receptionist mentioned as I was checking out, the always full jar of lemon flavored hard candy on the shelf between us. As I pocketed a few of the candies, I managed to swallow the […]