Tag Archives: Market Dynamics

Will the Bubble Burst?

Brian Klepper Posted 8/19/12 on Medscape Connect’s Care and Cost Blog My recent 3-hour outpatient prostate biopsy generated nearly $25,000 in charges. My health plan will probably settle for four to five thousand dollars – this is the real market value – … Continue reading

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Recapping and Handicapping the Massachusetts Health Insurance “Market”

Paul Levy First published 4/13/11 on [Not] Running a Hospital The fastest way to raise hackles among Massachusetts hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, and even businesses is to suggest that a state rate-setting body would do a better job in setting … Continue reading

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Insurance Companies Dancing Without Touching

Paul Levy First published 3/21/11 on [Not] Running A Hospital A story in the Washington Post talks about health insurance companies seeking new lines of unregulated business as the profitability of health insurance falls and as more and more requirements are placed on … Continue reading

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