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Apps for commodity pricing for more common hospital procedures

Identifying both the price for a clinician and a hospital to perform a procedure are mired in opacity. Complications arise because 3rd party insurance and government endorsed insurance codes yield fixed costs for some. Negotiated discounts are common such that it is almost impossible to find a true cost estimate of commodity procedures routinely performed. The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Program (http://www.cms.gov), ...more »

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Reduce Payment Variation, Increase Value and Save Big Money

Problem: Payment variation is paying different amounts to the same providers for identical services. Intentional and unintentional healthcare payment variation occurs across all public and private payment systems. Payment variation: blocks actionable price transparency, prevents value purchasing, misleads consumers and thwarts payment reform. It creates market distorting incentives that may contribute 30% in indefensible ...more »

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A Good Enough Public-Pay EHR System

Problem: With no ready access to their health records, 117M Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries cannot share their medical history with the million physicians, dentists and pharmacists who might potentially serve them. If records were available experts’ estimate $13B in annual savings. Solution: The Beneficiary Health Information Program (BHIP©) is a web-based, scalable Electronic Health Records system offering ...more »

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Clear Health Costs

Our vision: people should know what things cost in health care. How we’ll get you there: come to clearhealthcosts.com, where we’re revealing health-care prices. What’s there now: pricing surveys for common procedures in 7 metro areas; a simple search tool for Medicare prices; an informative blog; and more. When we launched in 2011, people said it couldn’t be done. Well, we did it. People are noticing. Our traffic ...more »

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Virtual Health Insurance Card

The static, printed, and likely faded, insurance card we all have in our wallets is currently the only intersection between patients, providers, and payers. What if we could streamline the entire healthcare experience by virtualizing this “card” and putting it on a single, secure, real-time communications platform—a platform that would bring patients from the periphery to the center of healthcare? What if we could see ...more »

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