Tag Archives: Rates

Bipartisan draft to ban surprise billing sets rates, nixes arbitration

Dive Brief: House lawmakers on Tuesday released a bipartisan draft bill to ban surprise medical billing and set a minimum payment standard for out-of-network services at the median rate for in-network services in the geographic area the care was delivered. The No Surprises Act does not include an arbitration clause. That will please payers and the… Read More »

Premium rates increasing faster than incomes for most in US

Dive Brief: The average healthcare cost burden for families increased from 28% to 30% of income nationally between 2010 and 2016, according to a new Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and United States of Care report on employer-sponsored health insurance. That includes premiums of nearly $ 18,000 on average. However, the percentage varies depending on… Read More »

Harvard panel addresses high maternal mortality rates

Speaking via closed-circuit video, Karen Scott, project director the California Birth Equity Collaborative, cited specific evidence of institutionalized racism, including the lesser personal attention and health counseling that black women receive as patients. “What in the system allows variation in the responsiveness to a black mother who is reporting symptoms that are dismissed and discounted?… Read More »