Patient centered medical homes reduce healthcare costs for the developmentally disabled

Over the last year, Woods Services conducted a patient-centered medical home pilot program in partnership with Pennsylvania’s largest Medicaid insurer. The idea behind the program was to see whether they would reduce overall health care costs and improve health outcomes.

As wages stagnate, health costs escalate for Americans with employer-based insurance

Health costs for families covered by employer-sponsored health plans continue to rise, outpacing inflation and wages, according to a new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

As wages stagnate, health costs escalate for Americans with employer-based insurance

Health costs for families covered by employer-sponsored health plans continue to rise, outpacing inflation and wages, according to a new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Surprise out-of-network hospital bills becoming more common, more expensive

A new study by Stanford researchers found that surprise out-of-network bills are becoming more common — and more expensive.

Surprise out-of-network hospital bills becoming more common, more expensive

A new study by Stanford researchers found that surprise out-of-network bills are becoming more common — and more expensive.

Help is on the way for Pennsylvanians who buy insurance through the marketplace l Opinion

In a time when bipartisanship is rare, the new online marketplace stands out as an example of good policy design that will reduce the cost of health insurance coverage for 400,000 Pennsylvanians.

Help is on the way for Pennsylvanians who buy insurance through the marketplace l Opinion

In a time when bipartisanship is rare, the new online marketplace stands out as an example of good policy design that will reduce the cost of health insurance coverage for 400,000 Pennsylvanians.
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N.J. blueberry farms house workers in storage sheds, pollute groundwater

Recent violations reveal a negligent farming practice that has been going on for years, maybe decades, at some of New Jersey’s 51 commercial blueberry farms.

Philadelphia family hit with surprise bill for dental anesthesia

A $2,500 dental anesthesia bill was a real kick in the teeth for a family that thought the procedure was covered by insurance.

Drug pricing reform in the U.S.: If Europeans paid more, would Americans pay less? | Opinion

The Trump administration seeks to lower US drug prices by focusing on other developed countries (think France) who, in the President’s opinion, are freeloading on American taxpayers and consumers.

These workers will pay thousands more for a hospital stay because Hahnemann is closing

When Philadelphia Academic Health System announced it was going to shut down Hahnemann University Hospital, workers were suddenly left without any tier 1 hospital options on their health insurance plan.

Should health-care policy be made by a show of hands? | Opinion

During the first two Democratic presidential candidate debates, NBC correspondent Lester Holt asked for a show-of-hands among the candidates who would support eliminating private health insurance in favor of a government-run plan.

Study: Health insurance from large companies is becoming increasingly unaffordable

As companies are strained by rising health-care costs, they are shifting more of the burden to their employees, who are finding that option unaffordable.

Pennsylvania to shift from healthcare.gov to state-based insurance exchange

Pennsylvania is moving forward with a new state-based insurance exchange, which residents will use to sign up for coverage instead of healthcare.gov as early as fall 2020.

Expensive air ambulance charges continue to rise, study finds

A study by Johns Hopkins researchers found charges for air ambulances are 4.1-9.5 times what Medicare pays, posing a serious concern for privately insured patients who receive such bills.

80-year-old Philly woman gets a surprise bill for $256 to treat her bowling injury

An 80-year-old South Philly woman was shocked by a $256 cortisone shot to treat a bowling injury. She'd gotten the same shot for $10 in the past.

With Hahnemann in limbo, a guide to finding new health care

Hahnemann University Hospital says it plans to close its Center City facility. Here's what anyone seeking a new medical provider should know.

7 things to know about your health insurance and prior authorization

Most health plans require patients to get an approval, called prior authorization, for certain kinds of medications, tests, procedures, or treatments.

Quarter of U.S. patients with Type 1 diabetes ration insulin, study finds

Internationally, 18 percent of people with Type 1 diabetes reported rationing their medication at least once in the past year.

Trump issues hospital price transparency executive order. Will it help patients save money?

President Trump is expected to issue on Monday an order calling for hospitals to disclose the rates they negotiate with private insurers.

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