7 Burst results for "Master Hospital Bill"

"master hospital bill" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:35 min | 1 year ago

"master hospital bill" Discussed on KCRW

"The sound of an Atari twenty six hundred Frogger to be specific and that old gaming system is the inspiration behind a new chain of hotels yeah Atari hotels are in the planning stage according to a press release developers want to take advantage of the gaming community in the United States and all that the style Jeff for the nineteen eighties quite honestly like you know the idea when I was watching stranger things in the middle of the night that's Napoleon Smith the third who thought of this we're gonna have a speakeasy arcade speakeasy for guys there fourteen older to have fun and then we're gonna have an E. sport venue that of course is to attract to the more modern gamer and even the rooms will be sensitive to their needs Napoleon Smith says no weather hotel chain really caters to the video game enthusiast on the road a lot of gamers I've learned they have to bring their gear with them get out no place is suited for that so we'll have the high bandwidth these players need we'll have the screen for that they need we want to be the Mecca where this whole place is designed for them to do their maximum performance and have fun with other gamers Smith says they'll break ground on the very first Atari hotel this year in Phoenix seven other locations are in the works no word yet on whether a giant gorilla we'll be throwing barrels of gas for the roof which is a Donkey Kong reference for those who don't know in two thousand two the US government introduced a new policy that allowed private players to enter the air ambulance industry this decision brought more competition to the market yet the cost of an air ambulance trip sword so what is the normal rules of supply and demand not applying here's Cardiff Garcia and Rachel cone from our daily economics podcasts the indicator from planet money to understand how air ambulance services became so expensive you actually have to go back to a time when they were cheaper a time when hospitals were the largest provider of the service their influence is really grew out of emergency rooms that decided Hey we want to have a way to get people here faster they were owned by hospitals they were part of the hospital system they were on the master hospital bill and often covered by insurance because it was a hospital service so that is doctor Marty may carry he's a surgeon and a professor of health policy and management at Johns Hopkins University he says it for a long time hospitals were not making money from their air ambulances they provided that services because they could start charging patients once they got to the hospitals there were virtually no for profit providers companies that we're trying to make a profit but in two thousand and two this began to change the government rolled out a new policy that change the amount of money that air ambulance providers could make from transporting a Medicare and Medicaid patients basically what you need to know is that the new policy made it more lucrative for independent air ambulance providers that's groups other than hospitals to offer at the service and what this did was to incentivize outside groups thinking of investing in air ambulances because now they were shrewd more money for transporting Medicare and Medicaid patients but also they could now provide the services for this whole other group of patients people not covered by Medicare and Medicaid no words people who had private insurance the result is that the number of air ambulances in the U. S. nearly doubled in the vast majority today are owned by for profit providers so here is where the normal dynamics of supply and demand start to go skew they start to get a little weird see in a normal market that big increase in supply the supply of.

"master hospital bill" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:29 min | 1 year ago

"master hospital bill" Discussed on KQED Radio

"An emergency situation the customer doesn't choose which air ambulance provider to call Rachel you spoke to a couple who experienced this first hand so the story takes place back in two thousand eight back then this man named David Jones got into a terrible accident on a New Jersey highway he was driving with his girlfriend at the time now with wife Julie at when their car flipped over and tumbled at sixty five miles an hour onto the highway shoulder first responders arrived at the scene and called an air ambulance David was flown out first so I remember that hearing the ambulance land you know I was completely out of the car getting treated to Julie I was actually still trapped in the car so emergency services had to cut it out which took awhile and so they ended up calling a second air ambulance a few hours later eventually they made a full recovery but a nasty surprise awaited them exactly said they were actually going over their bills for their treatment together when they realized that they were charged a different amounts for their air ambulance transports had a note written you know contemporaneously that like but it's funny just looking at the the no it says you know seventeen hundred for me and thirteen thousand for Julie at seventeen hundred for David and thirteen thousand dollars for Juliet even though they were transported the exact same distance from the same accident site to the same hospital I mean there was one difference aside from the price yes and that's who flew them so David was flown by a public provider the Juliet was flown by a for profit company so this big increase in supply it doesn't bring down the price for people getting air transport it so the medium price for example charged by an air ambulance for helicopter transport in the United States that is now more than thirty six thousand dollars if you ask the association of aeromedical services about this they're the industry group that represents air ambulances they suggest the air ambulances have become more expensive to provide the document Kerry he sees things differently so he says that the main reason these companies are charging so much for their services is because they can there's nothing to stop them and so quickly this second bank industry grow I have private equity companies buying up these air ambulances from hospitals managing their services and price gouging patients going around the master hospital bill this is created a situation where people have gotten into a lot of debt and straining their finances just to be able to pay off their.

Rachel David Jones Julie Juliet United States Kerry New Jersey
"master hospital bill" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:31 min | 1 year ago

"master hospital bill" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Old gaming system is the inspiration behind a new chain of hotels yeah Atari hotels are in the planning stage according to a press release developers want to take advantage of the gaming community in the United States and all that the style Jeff for the nineteen eighties quite honestly like you know the idea when I was watching stranger things in the middle of the night that's Napoleon Smith the third who thought of this we're gonna have a speakeasy arcade speakeasy for guys there fourteen older to have fun and then we're gonna have a P. sports venue that of course is to attract the more modern gamer and even the rooms will be sensitive to their needs Napoleon Smith says no weather hotel chain really caters to the video game enthusiast on the road a lot of gamers I've learned they have to bring their gear without it out no place is suited for that so we'll have the high bandwidth these players need we'll have the screen for that they need we want to be the Mecca where this whole place is designed for them to get their maximum performance and have fun with other gamers Smith says they'll break ground on the very first Atari hotel this year in Phoenix seven other locations are in the works no word yet on whether a giant gorilla we'll be throwing barrels of gas for the roof which is a Donkey Kong reference for those who don't know in two thousand two the US government introduced a new policy that allowed private players to enter the air ambulance industry this decision brought more competition to the market yet the cost of an air ambulance trip sword so what is the normal rules of supply and demand not applying here's Cardiff Garcia and Rachel cone from our daily economics podcasts the indicator from planet money to understand how their ambulance services became so expensive you actually have to go back to a time when they were cheaper a time when hospitals were the largest provider of the service Erin Millis is really grew out of emergency rooms that decided Hey we want to have a way to get people here faster they were owned by hospitals they were part of the hospital system they were on the master hospital bill and often covered by insurance because it was a hospital service so that is Dr Martina Kerry he's a surgeon and a professor of health policy and management at Johns Hopkins University he says that for a long time hospitals were not making money from their air ambulances they provided that services because they could start charging patients once they got to the hospitals there were virtually no for profit providers companies that we're trying to make a profit but in two thousand and two this began to change the government rolled out a new policy that change the amount of money that Erin mills providers could make from transporting a Medicare and Medicaid patients basically what you need to know is that the new policy made it more lucrative for independent air ambulance providers that's groups other than hospitals to offer the service and what this did was to incentivize outside groups thinking of investing in air ambulances because now they were shrewd more money for transporting Medicare and Medicaid patients but also they could now provide the services for this whole other group of patients people not covered by Medicare and Medicaid no words people who had private insurance the result is that the number of air ambulances in the U. S. nearly doubled in the vast majority today are owned by for profit providers so here is where the normal dynamics of supply and demand start to get skew they start to get a little weird see in a normal market that beak increase in supply the supply of.

"master hospital bill" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:31 min | 1 year ago

"master hospital bill" Discussed on KCRW

"Old gaming system is the inspiration behind a new chain of hotels yeah Atari hotels are in the planning stage according to a press release developers want to take advantage of the gaming community in the United States and all that the style Jeff for the nineteen eighties quite honestly like you know the idea when I was watching stranger things in the middle of the night that's Napoleon Smith the third who thought of this we're gonna have a speakeasy arcade speak easy for guys there fourteen older to have fun and then we're gonna have an E. sports venue that of course is to attract to the more modern gamer and even the rooms will be sensitive to their needs Napoleon Smith says no weather hotel chain really caters to the video game enthusiast on the road a lot of gamers I've learned they have to bring their gear with them get out no place is suited for that so we'll have the high bandwidth these players need we'll have the screen for that they need we want to be the Mecca out where this whole place is designed for them to do their maximum performance and have fun with other gamers Smith says they'll break ground on the very first Atari hotel this year in Phoenix seven other locations are in the works no word yet on whether a giant gorilla we'll be throwing barrels of gas for the roof which is a Donkey Kong reference for those who don't know in two thousand two the US government introduced a new policy that allowed private players to enter the air ambulance industry this decision brought more competition to the market yet the cost of an air ambulance trip sword so what is the normal rules of supply and demand not applying here's Cardiff Garcia and Rachel cone from our daily economics podcasts the indicator from planet money to understand how air ambulance services became so expensive you actually have to go back to a time when they were cheaper a time when hospitals were the largest provider of the service their influence is really grew out of emergency rooms that decided Hey we want to have a way to get people here faster they were owned by hospitals they were part of the hospital system they were on the master hospital bill and often covered by insurance because it was a hospital service so that is Dr Martina Kerry he's a surgeon and a professor of health policy and management at Johns Hopkins University he says it for a long time hospitals were not making money from their air ambulances they provided that services because they could start charging patients once they got to the hospitals there were virtually no for profit providers companies that we're trying to make a profit but in two thousand and two this began to change the government rolled out a new policy that change the amount of money that Erin mills providers could make from transporting a Medicare and Medicaid patients basically what you need to know is that the new policy made it more lucrative for independent air ambulance providers that's groups other than hospitals to offer at the service and what this did was to incentivize outside groups thinking of investing in air ambulances because now they were assured more money for transporting Medicare and Medicaid patients but also they could now provide the services for this whole other group of patients people not covered by Medicare and Medicaid no words people who had private insurance the result is that the number of air ambulances in the U. S. nearly doubled in the vast majority today are owned by for profit providers so here is where the normal dynamics of supply and demand start to go skew they start to get a little weird see in a normal market that big increase in supply the supply of.

"master hospital bill" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:47 min | 1 year ago

"master hospital bill" Discussed on KQED Radio

"It's morning edition from NPR news I'm Steve Inskeep and I'm no well king if you think elevator music is bad wait until you hear this the sound of an Atari twenty six hundred Frogger to be specific and that old gaming system is the inspiration behind a new chain of hotels yeah Atari hotels are in the planning stage according to a press release developers want to take advantage of the gaming community in the United States and all that the style Jeff for the nineteen eighties quite honestly like you know the idea when I was watching stranger things in the middle of the night that's Napoleon Smith the third who thought of this we're gonna have a speakeasy arcade speak easy for guys their party in order to have fun and then we're gonna have an E. sports venue that of course is to attract to the more modern gamer and even the rooms will be sensitive to their needs Napoleon Smith says no weather hotel chain really caters to the video game enthusiast on the road a lot of gamers I've learned they have to bring their gear with them get out no place is suited for that so we'll have the high bandwidth these players need we'll have the screen for that they need we want to be the Mecca where this whole place is designed for them to get their maximum performance and have fun with other gamers Smith says they'll break ground on the very first Atari hotel this year in Phoenix seven other locations are in the works no word yet on whether a giant gorilla we'll be throwing barrels of gas from the roof which is a Donkey Kong reference for those who don't know in two thousand two the US government introduced a new policy that allowed private players to enter the air ambulance industry this decision brought more competition to the market yet the cost of an air ambulance trip sword so what is the normal rules of supply and demand not applying here's Cardiff Garcia and Rachel cone from our daily economics podcasts the indicator from planet money to understand how their ambulance services became so expensive you actually have to go back to a time when they were cheaper a time when hospitals were the largest provider of the service their influence is really grew out of emergency rooms that decided Hey we want to have a way to get people here faster they were owned by hospitals they were part of the hospital system they were on the master hospital bill and often covered by insurance because it was a hospital service so that is doctor Marty may carry he's a surgeon and a professor of health policy and management at Johns Hopkins University he says that for a long time hospitals were not making money from their air ambulances they provided that services because they could start charging patients once they got to the hospitals there were virtually no for profit providers companies that we're trying to make a profit but in two thousand and two this began to change the government rolled out a new policy that change the amount of money that Erin mills providers could make from transporting a Medicare and Medicaid patients basically what you need to know is that the new policy made it more lucrative for independent air ambulance providers that's groups other than hospitals to offer the service and what this did was to incentivize outside groups thinking of investing in air ambulances because now they were assured more money for transporting Medicare and Medicaid patients but also they could now provide the services for this whole other group of patients people not covered by Medicare and Medicaid no words people who had private insurance the result is that the number of air ambulances in the U. S. nearly doubled in the vast majority today are owned by for profit providers so here is where the normal dynamics of supply and demand start to go skew the start to get a little weird see in a normal market that big increase in supply the supply of.

Steve Inskeep NPR
"master hospital bill" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:49 min | 1 year ago

"master hospital bill" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"It's morning edition from NPR news I'm Steve Inskeep and I'm no well king if you think elevator music is bad wait until you hear this the end of an Atari twenty six hundred Frogger to be specific and that old gaming system is the inspiration behind a new chain of hotels yeah Atari hotels are in the planning stage according to a press release developers want to take advantage of the gaming community in the United States and all that the style Jeff for the nineteen eighties quite honestly like you know the idea when I was watching stranger things in the middle of the night that's Napoleon Smith the third who thought of this we're gonna have a speakeasy arcade speakeasy for guys their party in order to have fun and then we're gonna have a P. sports venue that of course is to attract to the more modern gamer and even the rooms will be sensitive to their needs Napoleon Smith says no weather hotel chain really caters to the video game enthusiast on the road a lot of gamers I've learned they have to bring their gear without it out no place is suited for that so we'll have the highest band with these players need we'll have the screen that they need we want to be the Mecca where this whole place is designed for them to get their maximum performance and have fun with other gamers Smith says they'll break ground on the very first Atari hotel this year in Phoenix seven other locations are in the works no word yet on whether a giant gorilla we'll be throwing barrels of gas for the roof which is a Donkey Kong reference for those who don't know now you know in two thousand two the US government introduced a new policy that allowed private players to enter the air ambulance industry this decision brought more competition to the market yet the cost of an air ambulance trip sword so why do the normal rules of supply and demand not applying here's Cardiff Garcia and Rachel cone from our daily economics podcasts the indicator from planet money to understand how air ambulance services became so expensive you actually have to go back to a time when they were cheaper a time when hospitals were the largest provider of the service their influence is really grew out of emergency rooms that decided Hey we want to have a way to get people here faster they were owned by hospitals they were part of the hospital system they were on the master hospital bill and often covered by insurance because it was a hospital service so that is Dr Martina Kerry he's a surgeon and a professor of health policy and management at Johns Hopkins University he says that for a long time hospitals were not making money from their air ambulances they provided that services because they could start charging patients once they got to the hospitals there were virtually no for profit providers companies that we're trying to make a profit but in two thousand and two this began to change the government rolled out a new policy that change the amount of money that Erin mills providers could make from transporting a Medicare and Medicaid patients basically what you need to know is that the new policy made it more lucrative for independent air ambulance providers that's groups other than hospitals to offer the service and what this did was to incentivize outside groups thinking of investing in air ambulances because now they were assured more money for transporting Medicare and Medicaid patients but also they could now provide the services for this whole other group of patients people not covered by Medicare and Medicaid no words people who had private insurance the result is that the number of Erin violence is in the U. S. nearly doubled in the vast majority today are owned by for profit providers so here is where the normal dynamics of supply and demand start to get skew they start to get a little weird see in a normal market that beak increase in supply the supply of.

Steve Inskeep NPR
Why The Cost Of Air Ambulances Is Rising

NPR's Business Story of the Day

05:08 min | 1 year ago

Why The Cost Of Air Ambulances Is Rising

"Two thousand and two the. US Government introduced a new policy that allow private players to enter the air ambulance industry. This decision brought more competition into the market yet. The cost of an air ambulance trip sword. So why do the normal rules of supply and demand not apply. Here's Cardiff Garcia and Rachel Cohn from our daily Economics podcast the indicator from planet. Money to understand how air ambulance services became so expensive. You actually have to go back to a time when they they were cheaper a time when hospitals were the largest provider of the service ambulances really grew out of emergency rooms that decided. Hey we won't have a way to get people here faster. They were owned by hospitals. They were part of the hospital system. They were on the master hospital bill and often covered by insurance because it was a hospital service. So that is Dr Marty mccarey. He's a surgeon and professor of Health Policy and management at Johns Hopkins University. He says that for a long time hospitals were not making money from their air ambulances. They provided that service is because they could start charging patients. Once they got to the hospitals there were virtually actually no for profit providers companies that were trying to make a profit but in two thousand and two this began to change. The government rolled out a new policy. That change just the amount of money that area meals providers could make from transporting Medicare and Medicaid patients. But basically what you need to know. Is that the new policy made it more lucrative for independent independent ambulance providers that groups other than hospitals to offer the service and what this did was to incentivize outside group's thinking of investing in air ambulances. Silence is because now they were assured more money for transporting Medicare and Medicaid patients but also they could provide these services for this whole other group of patients. People not not covered by Medicare and Medicaid in other words people who had private insurance the result is that the number of air ambulances in the US nearly doubled in the vast majority today are owned by for profit providers and so here is where the normal dynamics of supply and demand start to go skew. They start to get a little weird see in a normal. Oh market that big increase in supply. The supply of air ambulance providers would usually mean a good thing for consumers because consumers now have more choice means more competition competition between those providers in usually means cheaper prices for consumers but in the area relents market. That's not what happens. That's because customers in in this market can't shop around and compare prices and services in an emergency situation. The customer doesn't choose which air ambulance provider to call the ritual. You spoke to a a couple who experienced this firsthand so the story takes place back in two thousand eight back then. This man named David Jones Scott into a terrible accident on a New Jersey highway. He was driving with his girlfriend at the time now. His wife Juliet when their car flipped over and tumbled at sixty five miles an hour onto the highway shoulder. First responders honors arrived at the scene and called an ambulance. David was flown out. I so I remember that hearing the ambulance land I was completely out of the car. Getting entreated to Juliette was actually still trapped in the car so emergency services had to cut her out which took awhile and so they ended up calling second air ambulance a few hours later eventually vincent. They made a full recovery but a nasty surprise awaited them exactly so they were actually going over their bills for their treatment together when they realized that they were charged. Different announce for their area blitz transports had a note written contemporaneous. Like it's funny just looking at the the no it says You know seventeen hundred for me and thirteen thousand for Juliette. Seventeen hundred for David in thirteen thousand dollars for Juliette even even though they were transported the exact same distance from the same accident site to the same hospital. I mean there was one difference aside from the price and that's who flew them so David was flown by a public provider but Juliet was flown by a for profit company. So this big increase in supply. It doesn't bring down the price for people getting air transported so the medium price for example charged by an air ambulance for a helicopter transport in the United States. That is now more than thirty six thousand dollars if you ask the Association of Air Medical Services About this there the industry group that represents air ambulances. They suggest that ambulances have become more expensive to provide but Dr mccarey he sees things differently so he says that the main reason these companies are charging so much for their services is because they can. There's nothing to stop them and so quickly. This second back industry grew of private equity companies. Buying up these air ambulances from hospitals managing the services services and price gouging patients going around the Master Hospital Bill. This has created a situation where people have gotten into a lot of debt and are straining straining their finances just to be able to pay off their hefty air ambulance Bill Rachel Code Cardiff Garcia N._p._R.. News.

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