Federal momentum towards healthcare price transparency surged forward with the June 23 summary judgment of U.S. District Court Judge Carl Nichols, upholding the power of the Department of Health and Human Services to require hospitals to publicly post their prices—even those negotiated with insurers.
As of Thursday, June 18, a mind-blowing 47.5MM have filed jobless claims in the U.S. since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. For these Americans, that can mean losing health insurance, reliable income and the means to pay for everyday expenses. As doctors and hospitals open for elective procedures, MDsave is making sure that these workers and their families aren’t left without medical care.
Ross Korkmas became the CEO of Palo Pinto General Hospital in August of 2019, and one of his first orders of business was to bring MDsave to his new facility. We spoke with Ross about his MDsave experience at his two previous hospitals, bringing MDsave to Palo Pinto, and his advice to hospitals about staying competitive in the out-of-pocket market.
COVID-19 is still spreading rapidly and continues to overwhelm healthcare systems across the globe. There are significant shortages of both staff and equipment in many of our hospitals, which is leading both patients and hospitals alike to ask, “Do we need to postpone this surgery?”.