Meeting the Deductible: Cancer Drugs, Insurance and a Happy Ending
Business
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Business
505 views

Meeting the Deductible: Cancer Drugs, Insurance and a Happy Ending

Jeanne Pinder - July 29, 2014

Summary: Denied claims, long arguments, an eternity spent on hold arguing over a bill? Yes. But! Sometimes there are happy endings in the conversation with the billing…

What Do California Insurers Pay for Mammograms? $134.41 or $1200
Business
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Business
341 views

What Do California Insurers Pay for Mammograms? $134.41 or $1200

Jeanne Pinder - July 9, 2014

Summary: Insurer payments for mammograms in California range from $134.41 to $1,200, according to preliminary results from our crowdsourcing project with KQED public radio in San Francisco…

Talking About Medical Quality: Consider the Source
Business
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Business
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Talking About Medical Quality: Consider the Source

Jeanne Pinder - July 2, 2014

Summary: Measuring quality is a constant challenge in health care: quality of prov Summary: Measuring quality is a constant challenge in health care: quality of providers, quality…

Culture Change Is Here: People Are Price-Shopping for Health Care
Business
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Business
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Culture Change Is Here: People Are Price-Shopping for Health Care

Jeanne Pinder - July 1, 2014

Summary: Culture change is here. People are upset about rising health care prices and rising out-of-pocket expenses. In fact, they’re so upset that they’re acting like consumers, by shopping around…

Business
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How Much Does an MRI Cost? $425 to $2530

Jeanne Pinder - March 8, 2014

SUMMARY: Dear Insurance Co., Patient X called and he wants to know why you're paying $425 and $2,530 for the same thing. Keep reading for a mini-mystery story,…

Surprises in New York A.C.A. Enrollments
Business
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Business
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Surprises in New York A.C.A. Enrollments

Jeanne Pinder - January 19, 2014

SUMMARY: We were surprised by the companies New Yorkers chose for their insurance providers under the Affordable Care Act. New York state residents, like others in states…

What Will Health Insurance Cost and What Will It Cover? Obamacare and You
Policy & Law
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Policy & Law
555 views

What Will Health Insurance Cost and What Will It Cover? Obamacare and You

Jeanne Pinder - September 23, 2013

New York State has approved these rates for health insurance on the state exchange. New York State has approved these rates for health insurance on the state…

How Much Does a Knee Replacement Cost? A Question From a NJ Transit Bus
Business
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Business
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How Much Does a Knee Replacement Cost? A Question From a NJ Transit Bus

Jeanne Pinder - May 26, 2013

An ad for surgery on the side of a bus is guaranteed to get my attention. So this ad for “custom knee replacement” at the Raritan Bay…

When Is a Mammogram Not a Mammogram?
Diagnostics
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Diagnostics
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When Is a Mammogram Not a Mammogram?

Jeanne Pinder - May 25, 2013

The most common imaging test for breast cancer detection is the mammogram, but it’s not the only one. The most common imaging test for breast cancer detection…