Reference-Based Pricing: Your Employer’s Future Solution to Healthcare Costs?

BY: Nathan Carroll & Adi Y. Segal As healthcare costs continue to skyrocket, employers are looking for increasingly creative ways to control costs. Today I’m examining Reference-Based Pricing, an emerging business solution to controlling healthcare costs. Follow the money and you’ll quickly see why employers are looking for ways to stem the rising tide of healthcare expenses. As we’ve […]

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Pay No Attention to That Man Behind the Curtain: Opacity in Healthcare

BY: Nathan Carroll & Adi Y. Segal We all benefit from transparency. In just about every facet of our lives the more transparency we have the better. Transparency allows for the verification of truth. It’s a crystal clear lens through which we can see market drivers for what they really are. With increased transparency we can identify if […]

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SeeThru Spotlight: Dr. Phil Eskew, DO, JD, MBA — Founder and CEO of Frontier DPC and avid physician advocate.

INTERVIEW BY: Nathan Carroll EDITED BY: Adi Y. Segal This week our spotlight features Dr. Phil Eskew, DO, MBA, JD. Lawyer, doctor, business leader, Phil works to bring his expertise and support to DPC practices. His training and education give him a unique and welcome perspective on healthcare. What brought you to advise SeeThru? Adi [SeeThru’s CEO] […]

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Lawyers tend to charge by the hour. Should doctors?

BY Nathan Carroll & Adi Y. Segal You pay an attorney hundreds of dollars per hour. You don’t pay doctors per hour. Should you? If a doctor spends more time with you, the patient, that doesn’t mean a higher bill. For many medical practices, it means earning less. What determines a doctor’s income? Procedures, RVU’s (Relative Value Units, or […]

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SeeThru Spotlight: Dr. Beth Haynes, Executive Board Member and Medical Director of the Benjamin Rush Institute

Edited by Adi Y. Segal This week we feature Beth Haynes, MD. Dr. Haynes is an Executive Board Member and the Medical Director of the Benjamin Rush Institute. She also sits on the executive board of the Dr. Joseph Warren Institute and is the Founder and President of The Black Ribbon Project. She is a ardent advocate for […]

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A Cautious Blessing in Disguise: Skinny Health Plans & A Transparent Free Market

BY Adi Y. Segal & Nathan Carroll Due to recent developments we took a deep dive into a type of health insurance plan called minimal essential coverage (aka catastrophic coverage), also colorfully referred to as “Skinny Plans.” Recently, they’ve been given new life as a cheaper alternative to more comprehensive plans. Before going down this potentially dangerous road, we’d be remiss not state […]

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