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New Trump rule to make more health care rates public – The Washington Post

The Trump administration on Friday issued controversial rules compelling hospitals and insurers to give consumers more information upfront about what their care will cost — requirements that the president called a historic step to give Americans tools to shop for affordable health care. Under one rule resisted for months by a broad swath of the… Read More »

Lessons Learned From New York’s Fix For Surprise Medical Bills : Shots – Health News – NPR

Enlarge this image In 2015, the New York legislature in Albany passed a law to end the practice of surprise medical billing. Research suggests overall health care costs have risen as a result. Walter Bibikow/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Walter Bibikow/Getty Images Lobbying campaigns and legislative battles have been underway for months as Congress… Read More »

McLaren Health Care reduces lab tests per patient per day by 5.6%, saving $383,000

Each year, health systems perform nearly 6 billion lab tests in the United States at an annual cost of almost $ 70 billion; approximately 30-50% of these tests are not medically necessary, according to the International Journal of Clinical Chemistry. THE PROBLEM Likewise, nearly 21 million blood products are transfused annually at a cost of… Read More »