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Medical Prices are all Over the Map

For people with private insurance, the same health services cost thousands of dollars more in different states across the nation, different cities within the same state, and even in different parts of a single city. Source: Pixabay (CC) A knee [...]

May 31, 2016 // 0 Comments

Estimating Operating Room Time Improves Medicare Billing

Currently, physician fees for surgical services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries are largely governed by the resource-based relative value scale. Under this framework, relative value units (RVUs) are used to measure the physician time and effort [...]

May 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

U.S. Taxpayers Pay for Two-Thirds of Healthcare

Who pays for health care in the United States?  Public perception lays the burden of health care spending on individuals and private entities, and estimates from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) confirms those beliefs.  This [...]

March 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

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