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Shopping for Healthcare Needs to Start Small
Philip Betbeze, Senior Editor-Leadership

Expecting patients to shop for discount cancer treatments and bargain heart procedures is, of course, a non-starter. But identifying favorable pricing for out-of-pocket healthcare services by mining employers' claims data may be a reasonable way to jumpstart consumer involvement in reducing costs.
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  June 10, 2011

Editor's Picks
Rounds: Leaders Detail Care Coordination Strategies
A dual audience, some in attendance and others online, heard senior leaders from three exemplary health systems present detailed, diverse strategies for coordinating care and aligning reimbursement at Gundersen Lutheran Health System in LaCrosse, WI. Here are the details. [Read More]
Proposed ACO Rules Attract Public Gripes
With the period for public comments over, few provider groups or individuals had any nice words for government's plan for accountable care organizations. [Read More]
BSCA Revenue Cap Draws Mixed Reactions
Whether other insurers will follow Blue Shield of California and voluntarily issue refunds to policyholders and providers remains to be seen. [Read More]
Impact Analysis: Leaders Respond to CMS' Proposed ACO Regulations
The proposed regulations are indeed out, but what do they really mean to your organization and the industry? Get reactions from leaders at hospitals, health plans, and physician practices that are already well-versed in ACOs, including Monarch Healthcare, Alegent Health, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan /Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Geisinger Health System, Dean Health System, and Scripps Health. [Learn More]
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