The Practice Management Weekly Digest: Price Shopping for Medical Care, CMS ICD-10 Video, Kaiser PHI Breach (#2)

Investigating the Mystery of Mesa County Medical Costs Will consumers really be able to “shop around” for hospital- and physician-based care? Things are headed that way, according to this article from a Grand Junction, Colorado TV station. Colorado created a state-wide claims database a few years ago to increase transparency, and residents can now see how much local hospitals charge Medicare on average for certain procedures. Not surprisingly, prices differ by $10,000 in some cases. Tiger Team Urging HHS to...