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Predicting Out-of-Pocket Patient Expenses

By Fred Trotter | September 19, 2019

The previous blog, Transparent and machine-readable prices (and surprise medical billing) was the second in a series on the Hospital Price Transparency Executive Order. President Trump signed the Executive Order on Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare to Put Patients First. CMS is currently requesting comments on its plan for implementing this order in this proposed rule. (Comment…

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Transparent and machine-readable prices (and surprise medical billing)

By Fred Trotter | September 17, 2019

Yesterday I posted Implementing the Hospital Price Transparency Executive Order; Making Health Savings Accounts Better. President Trump signed the Executive Order on Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare to Put Patients First. CMS is currently requesting comments on its plan for implementing this order in this proposed rule. (Comment period ends 9/27/19) Patients and Pricing Section…

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DocGraph Journal Now CareSet Journal, New Website, and New Office

By Victoria Hernandez | August 20, 2019

A lot has happened over the past half-year at CareSet. We’ve moved offices, we’re rebuilding our website, and we have renamed CareSet Labs to CareSet Journal. Read on for more! We’ve moved! It has been quite the journey at the Texas Medical Center. We started as a cohort in their X program, learning how to…

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Washington Post Shares DEA Pain Pills Database

By Victoria Hernandez | July 19, 2019

“For the first time a database maintained by the Drug Enforcement Administration that tracks the path of every single pain pill sold in the United States – by manufacturers and distributors to pharmacies in every town and city – has been made public.” -Washington Post, Drilling into the DEA’s pain pill database In six years,…

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CareSet reflects, recharges during mid-year review

By Victoria Hernandez | July 1, 2019

Last week at CareSet we had our annual mid-year review. I was not in attendance last year, nor were a lot of current employees. We have nearly doubled in size over the last twelve months and we are still growing. A mid-year review is aptly named. We are in the middle. We reflect on the…

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CareSet Stands Tall at PMSA Annual Conference

By Victoria Hernandez | May 23, 2019

2019 was CareSet’s third attendance at the annual meeting held in San Diego. At our fist PMSA, we were two people with a lot of heart and a lot of ground to cover. This year, with a growing team and a growing reputation, it made sense to show up in full force. Co-founder and CTO,…

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CareSet Attends 10th Annual Health Datapalooza

By Victoria Hernandez | April 1, 2019

This past week, CareSet attended the 10th Annual Health Datapalooza, brought to you by Academy Health. Originally from the mind of Todd Park, Data Jedi, the world of health data is seeking to change the game. Healthcare should be people-centric. Data has the power to get there. Read some highlights from the conference. Pre-Datapalooza Classes CareSet’s…

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CareSet, SXSW, Health Equity, and Open Data

By Victoria Hernandez | March 15, 2019

SXSW was the best of times; it was the best of times. I can’t wrap my head around this past weekend. It was filled with late nights, early mornings, and entirely too long of days. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. My first SXSW was one for the books. Working with CareSet allowed…

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CareSet leaves Facebook Because of Patient Privacy Concerns

By Victoria Hernandez | February 21, 2019

Now that the FTC complaint from our CTO, Fred Trotter (as well as Andrea Downing and David Harlow) has been made available to the public, and apparently Congress, it is time to announce a minor change in CareSet’s marketing strategy. CareSet is deleting its Facebook page.  What began as a college dorm project has turned…

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