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The Power of Online Self-Service for Healthcare Price Transparency

There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to preparing for compliance with the self-service tool requirement under ...
by Jill Dornan  |  March 31, 2022

Updates: CMS v1 Data Schema Locked for MRFs

On March 1, CMS locked the v1 data schema for machine-readable files (MRFs) under the Transparency in Coverage mandate. At the very last minute, CMS made significant changes around support for rate types and custom billing codes.
by Jill Dornan  |  March 7, 2022

Strengthening Payer and Provider Relationships Through Collaboration

HealthSparq’s General Manager, Mark Menton, recently shared with Health IT Answers why payer-provider collaboration is necessary to address the changing ...
by Kelly Tran  |  March 2, 2022

Looking to 2022: How States are Approaching Price Transparency

As we head into 2022, there is a lot going on for health insurance plans. Price transparency mandates are in ...
by Sydney Edwards, JD  |  January 26, 2022

Opportunity Knocks: What 2022 May Deliver for Health Plans

The start of 2021 seems so long ago. The year seemed to both speed by and creep along. However, one ...
by Jill Dornan  |  January 19, 2022

AHIP 2021 Patient Panel Takeaways: Building Trust and User Experience

Incorporating patient voices is critical for health plans as they work to build solutions that meet the unique needs of ...
by Kelly Tran  |  January 11, 2022

What Price Transparency Mandates Really Mean

At the end of the day, price transparency creates a lot of hard work for the healthcare sector. But, it’s the hard things that are often worth doing. And, in this case, that couldn’t be more true. We can’t lose sight of who all this hard work is for: our ...
by Anna Greene  |  January 5, 2022

​​Gathering Cross-Functional Stakeholders for Price Transparency Compliance

As health plans lay the groundwork for complying with price transparency mandates, there is a fresh opportunity to think about compliance more strategically—and cross-functionally.
by Jill Dornan  |  December 7, 2021

The Latest Updates: CMS’ Changes to Machine-Readable File Compliance

Preparations for Transparency in Coverage compliance are in full swing, especially when it comes to Phase I of the mandate, ...
by Keith Lomurray  |  November 22, 2021