Topic: Hospitals

    Two reasons why TriStar Health is investing big in orthopedics
    By Alex Tolbert on June 20, 2018

    Hospital competition and an aging population Earlier this month, local hospital network TriStar Health announced a big expansion plan for its...

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    Change to TriStar/BlueCross agreement to affect out-of-network emergency care
    By Brian Tolbert on December 14, 2017

    A notice to Bernard Health clients with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Network S You might be surprised to know that HCA TriStar hospitals...

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    How risky is it not to have coverage at Vanderbilt?
    By Alex Tolbert on December 11, 2017

    Nashville consumers have two carrier options for individual ACA plans in 2018 — Cigna and Oscar Health — but only Cigna offers coverage at...

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    Vanderbilt now in-network with Cigna
    By Emily Kubis on October 11, 2017

      Late-hour negotiation reached

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    What to do if your doctor changes networks mid-year
    By Alex Tolbert on September 25, 2017

    What consumers should know Last month, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and UnitedHealthcare reached a last-minute agreement to keep 30,000...

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    High deductible? These options could help you avoid expensive bills
    By Emily Kubis on August 9, 2017

      How supplemental insurance can cover medical bills High deductible health plans continue to rise in popularity, as more consumers try to...

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    What hospitals can do to prevent skyrocketing uninsured populations
    By Alex Tolbert on October 27, 2016

    Check out our MedCityNews column:  The individual health insurance market is at a pivotal moment. With many carriers losing hundreds of...

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    How providers can help patients with open enrollment
    By Alex Tolbert on September 12, 2016

    Check out our MedCityNews column:  Open enrollment is fast approaching, and the sign-up period for the Affordable Care Act marketplaces...

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    New HSA bill adds chronic care before deductible
    By Emily Kubis on August 3, 2016

    Legislation could change how high deductible plans cover chronic conditions New legislation has been introduced to Congress that could change how...

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    Hospital visit? Expect to pay $1,000 or more
    By Emily Kubis on July 29, 2016

    Study shows rising out-of-pocket spending for inpatient stays A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows...

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