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
RIP Medical Debt buys debt portfolios on a secondary market for pennies on the dollar. But instead of collecting the debt, RIP forgives it.
A new Washington law reduces the maximum interest rate on medical debt prior to a court judgment from 12% to 9%.
Bill would target nearly every area of health care, including surprise medical bills, prescription drugs, transparency, public health and health information.
Though many other states besides Maine are taking targeted actions to lower drug prices, few if any are seeking to tackle the issue in such a comprehensive way.
One study found that plastic and maxillofacial surgeons billed their services out-of-network 23% of the time, more than any of the other 50 specialties analyzed.