Voices for Smarter, Better Health Care

Breaking Down the Payer and Provider Silos: HealthSparq and Kyruus Are Ready for the Challenge

Connecting people with the health care they need has become easier with technology, but for many people it’s still a ...
by Mark Menton  |  December 22, 2020

Transparency Mandates Alone Are Not the Answer

New federal rules on price transparency are well intentioned but focus primarily on the technical aspects of showing prices for covered medical services ...
by Matt Parker  |  December 8, 2020

Read Between the Price Transparency Lines: The Importance of “Shared Savings”

In the final wording of the Transparency in Coverage government mandate for health plans, the term “shared savings” is used ...
by Court Brower  |  November 20, 2020

New Old Idea: Price Transparency for Health Plan Members

The long awaited and much anticipated price transparency mandates for health plans have finally been released. A lot of opinions ...
by Mark Menton  |  November 3, 2020

Flash Summary: Final Price Transparency Rules for Health Plans

Just shy of a year since the proposed rules were announced, the Trump administration today shared the final version of ...
by Matt Parker  |  October 29, 2020

Are Payers Moving Fast Enough Toward Transparency?

We know enough from the proposed price transparency rule for health plans to start taking action now, but the mandate doesn’t go far enough. The real opportunity lies in thinking more strategically about how to use the data to serve members. Simply amassing a list of billing codes doesn’t go ...
by Matt Parker  |  October 26, 2020

Interoperability: Are you prepared for when consumer apps come knocking?

New CMS rules on interoperability for provider and patient data via FHIR-based APIs are forcing health plans to work quickly ...
by Jill Dornan  |  October 20, 2020

Survey Says: Consumers Share Why They Use Cost Transparency Tools – And We Suggest How to Get More of Them to Do So

So how do you reach your members and persuade them to use cost estimators? Based on the research, we suggest incorporating the following actions and insights into your strategy.
by Heather Burton  |  October 15, 2020

Engaging Members in Your Health Care Shopping Incentives Program

Research shows that rewards and incentive programs work well to persuade members to search for and select cost-effective health care providers. We're happy to share a few best practices to help you launch a successful rewards program and engage with your health plan members.
by Court Brower  |  October 1, 2020