Hospital cost and insurance premium comparison data up

With rising co-pays, consumers can literally save thousands of dollars by comparing prices at different hospitals. Here's the state makes it a little easier. The report examines the prices paid by private health plans for commercially insured members in three service categories: inpatient hospital care, outpatient hospital care, and physician and other professional services. In each … Continue reading Hospital cost and insurance premium comparison data up

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Connected Chucks: Wired sneakers help Dot’ kids stay fit

A new state reports says what the Globe told us a few years back -- patients pay a premium as some hospitals. So, at least Partner's is spreading a little of that cash around.  This  program encourages kids to be active  by installing chips in their sneakers. The chips send datae of a "Step Meter"  which then … Continue reading Connected Chucks: Wired sneakers help Dot’ kids stay fit