New Study on Hospital Pricing by Houston Business Group Highlights Gaps Between Medicare and Private Insurance Payments

Employer group in Houston plans to use the numbers to pressure lawmakers for policy changes involving how hospitals and health plans price their services Clinical laboratory leaders will…

Employer group in Houston plans to use the numbers to pressure lawmakers for policy changes involving how hospitals and health plans price their services Clinical laboratory leaders will probably not be surprised to learn that wide disparities exist between what Medicare pays hospitals and what is paid by private insurers and employers. That’s according to analysis by the Houston Business Coalition on Health (HBCH) which examined costs and billing practices at four of the region’s top hospitals.

Dark Daily – August 3 – New Study on Hospital Pricing by Houston Business Group

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Fox 7: Texas lawmakers take on rising health care costs with HB 711

Rudy Koski for Fox 7 – March 23, 2023 – New legislation could help lower health care costs by giving consumers more control. The Texas House Select-Health Care Reform committee…

LaMantia: Texas employers can’t afford not to support legislation prohibiting healthcare anti-competitive practices – Rio Grande Guardian

Joe LaMantia III for the Rio Grande Guardian – April 12, 2023 – Texans enjoy living in a state that supports a free-market economy and the laws of…

Newsletter May 2024: “It’s absolutely outrageous.’

“Every year, Americans spend trillions of dollars on health care, money that is increasingly being gobbled up by a small number of payers, providers and dominant intermediaries that…

Understanding employers’ fiduciary duty for health benefits

Employers who provide health coverage have a fiduciary duty to act in the interests of plan participants, and that requires more than relying on the assurances of brokers…

Reign in health care expenses to improve small business optimism

Optimism is on the decline among small business owners, and reigning in the expenses and uncertainty related to health care could help turn that around. The National Federation…