Category: Hospitals

Study Finds Hospitals Mark up Treatments

July 22nd, 2015
No one likes a trip to the hospital. What can make the situation worse is getting a bill you never even saw before being discharged.  A recent study has found that some hospitals are marking up treatments by as much as 1,000 percent, and that the averag… more »

Health in the News: Dealing With Ebola and Enterovirus 68

October 15th, 2014
The news has been flooded with the movements of two viruses: Ebola and Enterovirus 68. While the government has told the nation not to panic, that does not mean Americans are not concerned.  In order to be proactive people need to know signs, symptoms a… more »

HIPAA: Protected Health Information

August 28th, 2013
Most people understand that their health information is protected due to HIPAA. What the majority of people don't know is what information is considered "protected health information." What is Health Information? To understand what information is prot… more »

Employers Experiment With Reference Pricing

July 3rd, 2013
Business owners are experimenting with ways to slow rapidly rising spending on medical care. They are going beyond simply offering high-deductible insurance and are using financial incentives to promote doctors, hospitals, or medications they've deemed… more »

Government Reveals Hospital Charges

May 22nd, 2013
On May 8, the federal government publicly revealed how much hospital charge patients for medical care. The Obama administration released the information hoping that it would help answer the riddle of hospital pricing. What Hospitals are Charging The p… more »