Breast cancer while uninsured: One woman’s story
Wellness
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Wellness
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Breast cancer while uninsured: One woman’s story

Jeanne Pinder - September 22, 2015

Summary: “I must admit that I chose to be uninsured,” C. wrote to me. “My work does not provide health insurance and I looked into nystateofhealth.ny.gov during…

Medical Ethics
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Cash for mammograms is ‘ethically troubling,’ JAMA article says

Jeanne Pinder - September 12, 2015

Summary: “Offering women money, paid time off, or other incentives to undergo mammography screening is ‘ethically troubling,’ contends the author of a viewpoint published in the September 8…

Insurers’ payments vary more than hospital charges, data shows
Finance
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Finance
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Insurers’ payments vary more than hospital charges, data shows

Jeanne Pinder - September 8, 2015

     Summary: In our project crowdsourcing healthcare prices in partnership with MedPage Today, we were asking primarily for cash or self-pay prices — but one of the…

Diagnostics
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How health quality measures became a jungle: Joanne Kenen

Jeanne Pinder - August 29, 2015

Summary: “Quality measures are good, right? We all want our doctors and hospitals to follow best practices and be held to them,” writes Joanne Kenen, health editor…

Having Insurance Doesn’t Always Pay: The case of the $1,700 mammogram
Finance
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Finance
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Having Insurance Doesn’t Always Pay: The case of the $1,700 mammogram

Jeanne Pinder - August 27, 2015

This post appeared originally in MedPage Today, where I wrote it as part of our pricing transparency partnership with MedPage Today. Re-posted with permission. Summary: “I live in metro…

Medical Innovations
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New tool to compare costs, benefits of cancer treatments: Reuters

Jeanne Pinder - August 22, 2015

Summary: “As options for cancer patients become increasingly complicated, and expensive, the most influential source for U.S. oncology treatment guidelines will for the first time offer a…

Brits Tried To Guess The Cost Of U.S. Healthcare And Got Really Confused
Uncategorized
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Uncategorized
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Brits Tried To Guess The Cost Of U.S. Healthcare And Got Really Confused

Jeanne Pinder - July 30, 2015

Summary: “Most British people have never had to think about paying for medical procedures. But what would happen if they did? I decided to find out by…

Dr. Google, I’d Like You to Meet Google Insurance Co.
Business
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Business
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Dr. Google, I’d Like You to Meet Google Insurance Co.

Jeanne Pinder - July 7, 2015

2011 Google AdWords Income. Source: Wordstream 2011 Google AdWords Income. Source: WordstreamSummary: Google Insurance Co.? It might be right around the corner. Google has been tinkering with…

Obamacare Subsidies Continue, Court Rules. Now Let’s Get to Work.
Global Healthcare
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Global Healthcare
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Obamacare Subsidies Continue, Court Rules. Now Let’s Get to Work.

Jeanne Pinder - June 30, 2015

Summary: The Affordable Care Act’s health insurance subsidies to low-income people will continue, the Supreme Court ruled. In a much-anticipated ruling on the challenge to the law,…

The All-Payer Claims Database: What You Need to Know
Business
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Business
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The All-Payer Claims Database: What You Need to Know

Jeanne Pinder - January 14, 2015

Summary: A friend told us the other day that the all payer claims database, also known as an APCD, is the answer to health cost transparency. By…