Legislation passed by Congress and signed into law in 2015 requires the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to begin the process of issuing new Medicare cards that do not display Social Security numbers. The law requires HHS to issue modernized cards …Continue Reading Federal Government Phasing-Out Social Security Numbers on Medicare Cards
Starting October 1, health insurance companies in Massachusetts must provide online cost estimator tools for their members to compare the price and out-of-pocket costs of certain healthcare services, procedures, or hospital admissions.
Healthcare consumers have been in the dark, but Consumer Reports continues to shine a light on information consumers can use to make informed decisions in the healthcare marketplace. As Martha Bebinger states in her recent article, there is a “void” of groups providing information to answer …Continue Reading Response: Consumer Reports Rates Surgery (Commonhealth Blog)
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