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Patient advocacy groups slam UnitedHealthcare over 'misleading' Medicare Advantage marketing

Fierce Healthcare

Several patient advocacy organizations are urging the Biden administration to look into allegedly misleading marketing from UnitedHealthcare about its Medicare Advantage plans.

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Hospitals are hiding prices from patients, advocacy report says

Healthcare Dive

Patient Rights Advocate concluded that some hospitals owned by Ascension and HCA Healthcare are omitting rates for medical services from files made public under new federal rules.

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Addressing the Diversity Challenge in Clinical Research Through Patient Advocacy

HIT Consultant

Andrew Barnhill, Head of Public Policy, Global Legal, IQVIA Alexandra Weiss, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Patient Advocacy Organizations, IQVIA Diversity is paramount to the success of clinical research, both ethically and scientifically.

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Hearing Patients and Their Caregivers First Hand at the RARE Patient Advocacy Summit

Healthcare IT Today

Kind of on a whim I decided to head to San Diego (a great place for whimsical travel) for the RARE Patient Advocacy Summit by Global Genes. To be fair, Effie Parks from Once Upon a Gene Podcast had told me about it before and I’d been on the fence on whether I should go or not.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts delays controversial anesthesia policy

Fierce Healthcare

The health plan said its delaying implementation of its new monitored anesthesia care policy, just one month after we reported on patient advocacy groups' concerns over the policy. A Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts policy that was set to begin Jan. |

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Creating A Thriving Patient-Centric Data Economy

HIT Consultant

Patient data will be a sustainable resource that continually generates patient-benefitting research insights. Patient advocacy and non-profit health organizations will be the “credit unions” — responsible fiduciaries who connect patients, researchers, hospitals and other institutions.

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Why Clinical Data Research Needs a Makeover in 2023

HIT Consultant

That conversation got me thinking: what if patient advocacy groups had the same “strength in numbers” philosophy when it came to clinical data? Patient advocacy groups and researchers can view themselves as a collective, giving them influence as they seek access to datasets. What if they could take collective action too?