‘A Bill You Can Understand’: HHS Launches Design Competition To Transform Confusing Medical Bills
Medical bills are often filled with jargon and can come from different facilities, making it hard for patients to figure out what they really owe. HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell wants to simplify it for consumers -- and she's asking for the public's help.
The Connecticut Mirror:
Feds Want Medical Bills Simplified
Confused by your medical bills? Surveys say you’re not alone, and now a top federal health official wants to do something about it. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced a challenge Monday to solicit new designs for medical bills to make them easier for patients to understand. (Levin Becker, 5/9)
Medical Bills May Soon Be As Easy To Read As Credit Card Statements
There are few things as flat out baffling as a medical bill. And that matters more and more as many of us end up paying out of pocket to cover our health costs. But there’s a chance these pages of gobbledygook may soon do the unexpected and explain what we owe. (Gorenstein, 5/9)