While membership programs promise customers will avoid out-of-pocket expenses, in reality the contractual fine print “isn’t as cut and dry.”
UVa sued patients for as much as $1 million and as little as $13.91, and garnished thousands of paychecks, largely from workers at lower-pay employers.
Measures include authorizing importation drugs, screen for excessive price increases and establish boards to set the prices states will pay for drugs.
Facing the prospect of a pricey dental procedure in Maryland, writer Mike Salmon looked outside the country — and landed on getting five crowns in Costa Rica.
If you going to cross the border for your medications, here are two things to know. 1) It is technically illegal. 2) It is unlikely you will be prosecuted.
US hospital costs are so high it makes sense for an orthopedic surgeon from Milwaukee and a patient from Mississippi to go to Mexican hospital for the surgery.
Physicians profit handsomely from infusions. And they are paid based on the prescribed drug’s average price giving them an incentive to pick the most expensive.
The price of insulins has nearly doubled from 2012 to 2016, leaving some patients with no choice but to travel to Canada, where insulin can be 90% cheaper.
The pricing tool, embedded in physicians’ electronic health record, shows how much patients will pay out-of-pocket and allows the doctor to find a cheaper alternative.
In Memphis, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, a non-profit has brought 8,300 lawsuits for unpaid medical bills in just five years.
At the Democratic presidential debate health policies, ranging from “Medicare for All” to efforts to curb skyrocketing drug prices, were among the key issues
One solution would be to require uniform prices by all providers to all purchasers.
The bill touches nearly every aspect of the health care, from lowering prescription drug prices, to increasing vaccine rates and preventing youth tobacco use.
Hospitals and insurers would have to give estimates to patients on out-of-pocket costs before they go in for nonemergency medical care.
Most of the cost of the surgery was covered by her insurance. But more than $93,000 for out-of-network neuromonitoring services was not