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People usually don't know what their medical procedures cost until after they leave the hospital, and a new study suggests they would have a hard time finding out in advance Inspired by an earlier study looking at hip replacement surgery costs,
With health care costs continuing to rise and employees taking on an ever-growing share of costs, it's no wonder the market for price transparency and consumer-oriented tools and solutions continued to grow in 2013. Well over a dozen independent
Democratic Congressman and co-author of the Dodd-Frank 2010 banking legislation, set about reforming the U.S. $300 trillion derivatives markets , he felt the key was to foster competition. What he discovered, though, was that some in the financial
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange August 26, 2013. The $300 trillion privately traded U.S. derivatives markets could be on the verge of the biggest change in their 30-year history if investors embrace new electronic trading
Leonard / Special to the Courier & Press Posted August 11, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Following the federal government's release of data on hospital charges for Medicare patients, much has been written nationally about how health care providers determine
January 17, 2013 Save On Medical, which already has over 100 physicians in Florida and is based in Tampa, is pleased to
www.saveonmedical.com" title="Patients in Jacksonville, Florida">Patients in Jacksonville, Florida can now utilize Save On Medical for health care price shopping with the addition of Excellerad’s diagnostic imaging centers to the price
The idea of knowing how much something costs, be it canned black beans in the grocery store or replacing the leaking faucet in your kitchen, seems obvious but it will be an uphill battle to enact change within the healthcare system.
Jim Toffey , the founder of Tradeweb, the first multi-dealer online marketplace for U.S. Backed by Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm, Benchmark Solutions is focused on addressing fundamental shortcomings in price transparency and
First, in the March 10, 2011 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine , David Cutler and Leemore Dafney argue against transparency of pricing in the health care sector...Without it, how can consumers choose the most efficient providers of care?