health costs

The Startlingly High Cost Of The ‘Free’ Flu Shot

In the Byzantine world of health care pricing, most people wouldn’t expect that the ubiquitous flu shot could be a prime example of how the system’s lack of transparency can lead to disparate costs.

Policy Board Devises Tools to Control Health Costs

The Lund Report
The impact on the Insurance Division’s rate review process will initially be limited to information, but a task force could craft new legislation for 2015 that would force insurance companies and healthcare providers to adhere to a sustainable rate of medical inflation.

New tools put forward Tuesday by the Oregon Health Policy Board could add information to the insurance rate review process and put to task insurance carriers and healthcare providers alike to ensure health costs don’t spiral out of control any further than they already have.

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