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Waste in Healthcare
March 10, 2015
Waste in Healthcare

The waste seen in the U.S. healthcare industry cannot be reduced to simply one problem. It is, instead, a wide range of issues which indicate that the healthcare system’s health is in need of as much of a checkup and overhaul as any health-related issue it hopes to address. What exactly are the problems with…

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New Hospital Policies That Affect Healthcare Pricing
March 4, 2015
New Hospital Policies That Affect Healthcare Pricing

In the midst of many public complaints about the high costs of healthcare in the U.S., there are new hospital policies that are affecting healthcare pricing. Keeping current on these hospital policies helps consumers understand what protections and rights they are allowed as well as any controversies about the policies.   Disclosure Policy on How…

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Tips to Prevent Receiving an Unexpected Large Hospital Bill
February 20, 2015
Tips to Prevent Receiving an Unexpected Large Hospital Bill

Financial debt is a devastating problem in the U.S. that can cause a domino effect of other financial problems, such as credit card debt, bad credit and sometimes even personal bankruptcy. Receiving an unexpected large hospital bill in the mail can lead you into financial debt quickly. As a consumer you can take steps toward…

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Evaluating the Pros and Cons of Using Minute Clinics
February 12, 2015
Evaluating the Pros and Cons of Using Minute Clinics

Are you debating using the services of Minute Clinics because you’re unsure of the associated benefits and downsides? Here is a comprehensive guide of the pros and cons of using Minute Clinics to help you determine if it is the right option for you and your family. What is a Minute Clinic? A Minute Clinic…

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Couple Gets Baby and Million Dollar Hospital Bill
December 10, 2014
Couple Gets Baby and Million Dollar Hospital Bill

The “babymoon” is becoming a buzz word worldwide, a little vacation for expectant parents as they get prepared for such a life-changing event. Unlike the honeymoon, which celebrates a marriage after the fact, a babymoon celebrates an impending birth. For one Canadian couple from Saskatchewan, their babymoon turned out to be an experience that has…

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Price Gouging: Real Life Instances
November 25, 2014
Price Gouging: Real Life Instances

In a recent article entitled “Are We Getting Gouged on Health Care Costs?” numerous instances of price gouging are described within the healthcare field along with data to support the research and findings. The title of the article was designed to catch the reader’s attention. Is there still a question of whether or not we…

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Medical Debt Overview
November 15, 2014
Medical Debt Overview

According to data from NerdWallet, an estimated 56 million Americans have problems paying for medical debt. The ability to access health insurance is increasing with the Affordable Care Act, so many are left wondering why they struggle to afford their medical care. The costs are often associated with ongoing confusion about insurance plans, individuals still…

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Healthcare Bidding
October 15, 2014
Healthcare Bidding

As Americans find out first-hand just how out of control our healthcare costs have become, they are struggling to find methods of saving money when having medical procedures, tests and even routine examinations. One such method becoming rampant, is bid soliciting from physicians online. MediBid.com, a highly visited website, is helping Americans receive value-priced services…

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What’s the Impact of Dropping Charitable Medical Treatments?
June 28, 2014
What’s the Impact of Dropping Charitable Medical Treatments?

Many people are expected to remain uninsured even with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. This includes those who cannot afford a plan on the exchange (and will likely be penalized) as well as those who live in states where Medicaid was not expanded and have found themselves in the “coverage gap,” meaning their…

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Hospitals Push for Bundled Care
June 23, 2014
Hospitals Push for Bundled Care

A recent article from the Wall Street Journal reports the healthcare industry’s interest in providing more “bundled care” options for patients. Within this system, the payer is charged one fixed rate for everything involved within a procedure, sometimes even including postoperative procedures for up to 120 days after the initial procedure. In WSJ’s article, entitled…

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