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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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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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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SeeThru Spotlight: Alex Cahana, MD, PhD (Patient 001)

Our first SeeThru spotlight features Dr. Alex Cahana, a healthcare and blockchain advisor to SeeThru and, also, one of its earliest adopters. Alex Cahana’s background, training, and qualifications include a master’s degree in ethics and medical humanities, a medical degree from Tel Aviv University, completed fellowships in pain medicine and anesthesiology, 25+ years in academia […]

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