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AHIP Institute 2014

Last week HealthSparq attended AHIP Institute 2014, and in the process, came back with a lot of exciting news and coverage of the event.

For starters, HealthSparq announced a collaborative agreement with America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) in a move toward greater healthcare transparency.

On Thursday, Scott Decker and Don Antonucci discussed healthcare trends and the importance of consumer knowledge in an evolving industry that is quickly becoming more transparent and empowering consumers to make more informed healthcare decisions. Watch the video of the AHIP 360 Stage Presentation: How Consumer Knowledge Can Transform the Customer Experience Keep Reading…

Let’s Be Clear About Health Care Costs

The last time you bought something online, I am betting you followed a process that goes something like this: you researched the item, read some reviews (then got a little distracted by the reviews), compared costs, saw what other people bought, compared costs again and then bought the highest-rated, lowest-cost combination you could find. Does that sound about right?

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CMS Data Dump Great for the Transparency Movement

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released 2012 data related to payment for healthcare services to providers.

This data release is receiving a lot of attention in the news, and you can see the headlines driving the stories.

From our perspective the Medicare data is a great example of what makes transparency tools so important. Transparency gives consumers more information about their medical costs; it’s the information they need to make decisions about their own healthcare. Keep Reading…

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