Will hospital price transparency impact the patient-physician relationship?

Will hospital price transparency impact the patient-physician relationship?

The relationship between physician and patient, has been the foundation of healthcare, built on empathy, honesty, and trust.  Will moves toward increased price transparency change this foundational aspect of healthcare? Patient-physician relationship While there is...
Focus on Value The impact of price transparency and quality on patients’ care decisions

Focus on Value The impact of price transparency and quality on patients’ care decisions

The federal government has introduced price transparency policies in hopes that consumers will be able to compare services and receive quality care that won’t break the bank. But not enough has been done to equip consumers to determine the overall value of the care...
Healthcare execs, do you know what’s in your chargemaster?

Healthcare execs, do you know what’s in your chargemaster?

A hospital’s charge description master (CDM), or chargemaster, is often referred to as the “heart” of the healthcare revenue cycle. It includes codes for every procedure, material used, medication, and service that a healthcare organization provides its patients. It...