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Many Hospitals Charge Double or Even Triple What Medicare Would Pay

In Indiana, a local hospital system, Parkview Health, charged private insurance companies about four times what the federal Medicare program paid for the same care, according to a study of hospital prices in 25 states released on Thursday by the nonprofit RAND Corp. Colorado employers were shocked to learn they were paying nearly eight times… Read More »

When doctors address bad reviews, patient satisfaction can double

As healthcare becomes more consumer-centric, online reviews carry added weight. Negative reviews on sites like Yelp and others can drive patients to other providers, hurting bottom lines and damaging provider/hospital reputations. But there’s something doctors can do about it: address the negative reviews. A new Patientpop survey of 839 patients found that patients like it… Read More »