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Executive Health Management

Some Hospitals Marking Up Prices More Than 1,000%

2015 12 Jun

A study published in Health Affairs lists the 50 hospitals in the United States that mark up treatments by more than 10 times the costs allowed by Medicare — a markup of more than 1,000 percent for the same medical services. The findings show that the combination of a lack of regulation of hospital charges in the U.S. and no market competition is leading... Read more

Executive Health Management

Who Really Makes Medical Decisions?

2015 09 May

In today's healthcare, insurance companies hold a dominating position with respect to medical decisions about patient care. Dr Linda Girgis, MD, FAFFP and a family physician in South River, New Jersey highlights the dilemma faced by doctors and patients alike when it comes to taking decisions about treatment options. A patient physically unable to... Read more