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For Hospitals, Meeting Consumer Demand Means Adopting More Efficient, Digital Technologies

The U.S. health care industry is in the midst of a seismic upheaval as the transition to payment of care based on quality and...

High-deductible plans leave providers struggling to collect from patients

Physicians, hospitals and medical labs are facing greater challenges in getting paid by insured patients with high-deductible health plans, according to a Bloomberg report. Patients...

Copays and deductibles for Medicare in 2019 released

When the "Medicare and You 2019" was published in October, Medicare was not able to put in the 2019 deductibles and copays, as they...

7 surprising things Medicare doesn’t cover

Although it surprises many older Americans, Medicare does not pay for long-term care — potentially one of the biggest expenses that can wreck a...

Patients get unexpected surprises in mail from out-of-network help

ATLANTA - Visiting a hospital that's in network doesn't always mean the doctor who treats you will be. Experts say many times, hospitals, in an...

Asking these questions could save you thousands of dollars on medical...

Despite the fact that prices are up for medical office visits and treatments, most of us aren’t shopping around for lower-cost care. Here is why...

Frustrated by billing, patients are skipping routine healthcare

Confusing,  frustrating medical bills are prompting patients to skip routine healthcare, a survey of more than 1,000 Americans revealed. It found 53 percent of respondents...

How you can visit the hospital, then get a lien on...

DENVER — Melody Montano did everything right. She had insurance and chose an in-network hospital. Three years, a lawsuit, a property lien, and thousands of...

Insurance Terms You Should Know

As we get into open enrollment for individual health insurance, Medicare Part D Drug plans, and many group insurance plans, it’s probably a good...

The ins and outs of high-deductible health care plans

Many people opt for a high-deductible plan when choosing insurance. But what's the actual cost of such a plan? MPR News host Kerri Miller sat...
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