US Domestic Medical Travel on the Rise in Rural Markets

by Maria K Todd MHA PhD In the USA, according to the census data from 2016, rural areas cover 97 percent of the nation’s land area, home to 19.3 percent of the population (about 60 million people). By this, I refer to the official definitions developed by the Census Bureau which identifies two types...

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Reference-based Pricing Gets Put to the Test in Virginia

Make no assumptions about reference-based pricing! Not yet, anyway… Reference-based pricing in healthcare is an interesting concept. What it is and how it works: Reference-based pricing is a relatively new healthcare reimbursement model where employers contract with a company to negotiate payment rates outside a traditional HMO or PPO contractual relationship and...

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