Jordan Rau

Think Health Prices Are High Near You? Maybe Yes — And No

KHN Original

The Health Care Cost Institute’s analysis of billing claims from three of the biggest commercial insurers finds that health services can be expensive in some areas while bargains in others. The findings complicate an assumption about health care markets.

Medicare Is Stingy In First Year Of Doctor Bonuses

KHN Original

More than 300 large medical groups are being penalized because they did not score well on quality measures or didn’t report their efforts to the government. The incentives will soon expand to all doctors who treat Medicare patients.