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Sky-High Deductibles Broke the U.S. Health Insurance System

Anyone on a High Deductible plan knows that it is great insurance when you are not using it, but can unleash holy hell when you are.  Having recently encountered a spike in my family’s usage, I am awash in bills. The $1100 MRI cost, the multiple $112 Physical...

A Drug Costs $272,000 a Year. Not So Fast, Says New York State.

Orkambi, a drug used to treat cystic fibrosis, which has sown only moderate improvement in patients, comes at a cost of $272,000 a year.  The state of New York is now saying that the manufacturer must apply deeper discounts in an unusual display of the market working...

More Doctor Pay Tied To Patient Satisfaction And Outcomes

Using value-based metrics for bonuses or higher pay is nothing new to most of the world, but is emerging in medicine.  Doctors were traditionally paid fee for service, but as that model has become financially unsupportable, the move to paying providers based on...

Teladoc Buys Advance Medical For $352M In Global Telehealth Deal

The Telemedicine space is exploding and the industry leader, Teledoc, just got a bit bigger and more international.  The purchase of Advance Medical allows for expansion into 125 countries and more than 20 languages.  Read full article here Have a Question About...