Price Transparency

  By Bill Reid, SVP of Product Management and Partners, SCI Solutions Searching for red and white stripes over a two-page spread…. We’ve all likely done it – spent hours looking to see if we can find  Waldo. I remember the first time I looked and looked – and could not seem to find what…

Read more Where’s Waldo: Educating Future Providers About the Cost of High-Value Care

By Bill Reid, SVP of Product Management and Partners, SCI Solutions Three times a lady. Three times lucky. Three times the cost of 2001. The first is a song by the Commodores, the second a phrase traced to Shakespeare and the third is a finding by Milliman in its annual medical cost index study. You…

Read more The Rising Cost of Health Care: A Disconnect Between Cost and Outcomes

By Bill Reid, SVP of Product Management and Partners, SCI Solutions “$630?!” This is how the conversation with my wife began, as we opened that day’s mail. In that envelope was a bill from a lab. It represented the balance of what remained after a former insurer had applied its discounts and made its payment. “Did…

Read more Economic Consent: The Role of Financial Decisions in the Care Process

By Bill Reid, Vice President of Business Development, SCI Solutions Patients are tired of waiting for the other shoe to drop. We’ve all experienced it. We get a referral to see a specialist, who then orders some tests, and perhaps a procedure, too. We think we have insurance coverage for it all – or at least, no…

Read more Price Transparency: Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop