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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

Key Takeaways: Turning Transparency into Trust and Transformation

A panel of experts recently shared their thoughts and plans related to price transparency mandates for health plans.
by Anna Greene  |  November 19, 2021

New Research: Why Payer-Provider Collaboration Matters—and How to Enable It

It’s nearly unanimous—providers want to work more closely with health plans to better serve patients. Amid a revolution in healthcare, ...
by Jill Dornan  |  November 16, 2021

Three Things Consumers Should Consider During Open Enrollment

Some 293 million people are gearing up to make their benefits elections for 2022. If you’re one of them, you’re ...
by Daryl Galant  |  November 5, 2021

Slice of Healthcare Podcast Interview

HealthSparq’s General Manager Mark Menton recently sat down with the Slice of Healthcare podcast to chat about our company and ...
by Anna Greene  |  October 14, 2021

CMS Needs to Make MRF Compliance Simpler

Our team met with CMS to discuss MRF data elements that pose significant challenges to health plans as they work toward compliance with Transparency in Coverage mandates.
by Keith Lomurray  |  October 7, 2021

Shared Traits Between Patients and Providers Builds a Foundation of Trust

Providing more detailed provider information alone will not help solve decades of unequal access to care and discrimination toward women, people of color, and others. But provider directories do offer an opportunity for health plans to empower people to search for the right provider for them and find a provider ...
by Anna Greene  |  September 9, 2021

Get Ahead of the Curve: How to Stand Out for Members After Transparency in Coverage

To take the Transparency in Coverage mandate to the next level and create a competitive advantage, we suggest three strategies to expand on the self-service tool requirements.
by Kerstin Lucas  |  September 1, 2021

CMS Makes Updates to Transparency Mandates: First Look at What Health Plans Need to Know

The new federal guidance on healthcare price transparency mandates answers some important questions for health insurers and employer groups, and puts some compliance elements on pause.
by Matt Parker  |  August 23, 2021