Is Price Transparency the Next “Big Thing”?

April 17, 2017

Is Price Transparency the Next “Big Thing”? High deductible health plans are likely here to stay. As consumers pay bigger portions for healthcare, many find it difficult, if not impossible, to pay bills that run into the thousands. When consumers can’t pay, physicians and hospitals suffer. Ten US hospitals and health systems filed for bankruptcy […]

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April 3, 2017

For the second time, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a delay in implementing bundled payment models. CMS’ Interim Final Rule[1] delays several Medicare payment models until Oct. 1, 2017. This rule has stakeholders wondering if there will be yet another delay beyond October or if bundled payments will take hold at all under the Trump administration.

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