By Paul Roelke, member services advisor
I’d like to share a story about how cost and quality information
can make a difference in the lives of your employees.
Before The Alliance introduced its Find a Doctor tool, we shared
cost and quality information through our QualityCounts®
program. I was at a benefit fair held by an employer in the Madison
area when I shared the big differences in costs charged by
different hospitals, clinics and imaging facilities for tests like
CTs and MRI scans.
By Alan Williams, health information manager
People sometimes ask, “Why stand when you can sit?”
A year after sit-stand desktops were introduced at The Alliance,
I think a better question might be: “Why sit when you can
I have seen enough to conclude that no incident of failure in American medicine should be dismissed as an aberration. Failure is the system, and those of us who are not yet its victims are at high risk of being sucked into its turbines.
Prices for health care can vary widely even for the same services. Consumers often want to know how much they are likely to spend when scheduling an office visit or procedure, but it can be hard to get that information.
End-of-life conversations can be difficult to have, and we sometimes struggle to know where to start.
Navigating the sea of labels on drugstore shelves can leave you feeling sick and confused.