Category Archive for: ‘Blog’

Shop for health care like airfare: Medical pricing websites proliferate

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Portland Business Journal story on medical pricing websites, including OKCopay who has added Portland, OR to their dataset. Founder Toure McKluskey will present Portland data at our event Tuesday, September 10.

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9/17 Film Screening-Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

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Are you interested in learning how to contribute to healthcare system transformation? Are you looking for opportunities to understand the changes we need to make? If so please attend the PSU & OHSU  Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School Chapter’s second annual screening of the acclaimed documentary Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare. This documentary tackles one of …

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Fair Pricing Law Prompts Most California Hospitals To Adopt Policies To Protect Uninsured Patients From High Charges

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reports on the effects of California’s Hospital Fair Pricing Act, as published by Health Affairs. This article summarizes California’s Hospital Fair Pricing Act, which was passed in 2006 with the intent of protecting low-income uninsured patients from having to pay hospitals’ full billed charges.

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NPR story on High Deductible Health Plans- on the rise

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NPR story on High Deductible Plans. What does it mean for you? Are you on a high deductible plan?

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September 10th Forum on OKCopay, with founder Toure McCluskey

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OkCopay is an innovative Seattle-based startup that provides communities of uninsured, underinsured, and those seeking non-covered services with tools to help them find affordable medical services. They are focused on lowering routine out-of-pocket costs for those with “gaps” in coverage. Imagine being able to see what something will cost before you head for your appointment. Beyond price, they also publish data on provider’s …

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