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Change Healthcare nabs $15M to promote health care cost transparency - VentureBeat

Change Healthcare nabs $15M to promote health care cost transparency - VentureBeat | Healthcare Consumerism | Scoop.it
Change Healthcare nabs $15M to promote health care cost transparency VentureBeat So investors are placing their bets on health transparency startups like Change Healthcare, which help people take advantage of savings opportunities and select the...
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RBJ 75: For Manning & Napier, the sum has many parts - Rochester Business Journal

RBJ 75: For Manning & Napier, the sum has many parts Rochester Business Journal "We believe the solution for health care is consumerism," Manning & Napier CEO Patrick Cunningham said.
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More businesses are adopting this model but aren't adding the tools to help their employees get the transparency they need.
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Revealing a Health Care Secret: The Price

Revealing a Health Care Secret: The Price | Healthcare Consumerism | Scoop.it
By clearly posting their prices, The Surgery Center of Oklahoma provides transparency for patients paying their own bills.
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Castlight Health and WellPoint's Affiliated Health Plans Introduce Reference Based Benefits - WSJ.com

Castlight Health and WellPoint's Affiliated Health Plans Introduce Reference Based Benefits - WSJ.com | Healthcare Consumerism | Scoop.it
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What are your thoughts about this type of strategy? http://t.co/F7TO7e6j93 http://t.co/P1oW3FDBAe
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Good information about sharing data and getting clients to understand about reference based pricing.

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The case of the $517 chest x-ray #healthcare #prices

The case of the $517 chest x-ray #healthcare #prices | Healthcare Consumerism | Scoop.it
Part 1 in a Series. So the story goes like this. A patient of mine needed a chest x-ray. He doesn't have health insurance, so rather than just (Small wins :) MT @dikedrummond #Healthcare Price Transparency.
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Further evidence for the need to help provide transparency and advocacy.
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Sick'em's curator insight, August 18, 2015 11:56 PM

"...how can it be so difficult to find out the price when you call up and ask?" Your guess is as good as ours, friend.

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All Consumers Deserve Health Care Transparency

All Consumers Deserve Health Care Transparency | Healthcare Consumerism | Scoop.it
The New York Times and other outlets have reported recently that the newly-bankrupted city of Detroit is considering shifting some of its municipal retirees, not eligible for Medicare, onto the new (@CastlightHealth CEO on the importance of #transparency...
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How much for that colonoscopy? Price transparency could be on the way - Portland Business Journal (blog)

How much for that colonoscopy? Price transparency could be on the way - Portland Business Journal (blog) | Healthcare Consumerism | Scoop.it
How much for that colonoscopy? Price transparency could be on the way Portland Business Journal (blog) An informal survey of several players in Portland health care indicates that it's not a matter of if health care pricing will become more...
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