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Tom George of KOKH “Gets it.”

(Cross posted from The Surgery Center of Oklahoma Blog) Tom George of KOKH, Oklahoma City’s local Fox affiliate, interviewed me yesterday, an interview you can see here. One thing I would like to highlight is that the questions Tom asked me were uniquely different in that they were directed at the price transparency “movement” rather…

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Direct Healthcare Delivery: Pricing Transparency and the Disintermediation of Care and Care Coordination

Direct Healthcare Delivery is the market-mediated coordination of care. Its prime vehicle is price transparency—understood as the forthright disclosure of foreseeable charges related to care provision. The effort is a collaboration between four entities: Ocean Surgery Center (Sherif Khattab, M.D. and Maged Sedky), Surgery Center of Oklahoma, The Kempton Group (Jay Kempton), and the Free…

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DC Rounds: Remarks by HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell on the Affordable Care Act Twitter Reaction

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell addressed the Affordable Care Act today at the Brookings Institution. The public was encouraged to Tweet their thoughts about the event using the hashtag #Burwell. Welcoming HHS @SecBurwell today to comment on the #ACA. Follow #Burwell and watch the webcast here: http://t.co/0cqDlMegKU — Brookings Econ (@BrookingsEcon) September 23,…

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Free Market Rounds: September 22nd, 2014

Direct primary care is the perfect setup for people without insurance, people with high-deductible plans often attached to HSAs, or anyone with private insurance whose in-network and out-of-network benefits are similar, like a Blue Cross Blue Shield state health plan (Forbes). Healthcare prices can be hard to find, though, and the contracted rates between insurers…