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The cost of healthcare and hospital billing is not only a hot topic in our neighborhood. It is a conversation being had across the nation.
American Hospital Association President and CEO Richard Umbdenstock recently submitted an editorial to the USA Today discussing some of the reform initiatives happening in hospitals across the country. Umbdenstock is right to assert that hospitals have a great opportunity to make billing simpler and more transparent for consumers, and we are actively working toward this goal.
Hospital billing too complex: Another View USA Today Op Ed by Richard UmbdenstockMany parts of America's health care delivery and financing systems urgently need updating, and the matter of "charges" ranks high on the list. Today's hospital bill is a symptom of a broken payment system.
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