You’ve Got Facility Fees! | The Health Care Blog

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

Summary: “Hospital-based clinics tack on ‘facility fee’ charges, which are separate from the bill for the doctors’ services, for the use of the room in which the patient was seen,” Niran Al-Agba writes over at The Health Care Blog. “One hospital administrator told me to think of it as ‘room rental.’ Facility fees bring in […]

Health care quality metrics, examined: The Health Care Blog

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

Summary: “In the future, doctors who provide better healthcare will be paid more. When a doctor gives good care, she will get credit. For factors out of that doctor’s control, she won’t be penalized,” Rachel Katz writes in this thoughtful and thorough explanatory piece examining quality metrics from a provider’s perspective on The Health Care […]

Talking to insurers: Can I record my phone calls?

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

Talking to insurers: Can I record my phone calls?

SUMMARY: Disputes about payments and coverage with providers and insurers are increasingly common. What can you do to protect yourself? Keep reading for some advice, or… CLICK HERE FOR PRICES     Jeanne PinderJeanne Pinder  is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a […]