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Industry News | 2 min read

More Patients and Providers Value Telehealth for Mental Health Care

According to the National Institutes of Health, telehealth services have been around since the 1920s using the limited technologies of their time. A century later, virtual care has become commonplace thanks to the global pandemic... and it is here to stay, especially for mental health services.

By Vitori Health |
September 27, 2022
Really?! | 1 min read

Who Do You Think Pays Better Rx Prices? Pets or People?

Saying things have “gone to the dogs” implies a worsened situation. However, a recent study by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that dogs have a leg up and humans get the short end of the stick, paying more for commonly prescribed drugs used to treat both people and pets.

By Vitori Health |
September 22, 2022
Vitori Voice | 4 min read

Patients Pushed to Use Medical Credit Cards to Pay for Needed Care

Technology leaders and top executives from US hospitals and health systems met recently to focus on healthcare affordability and transforming the patient financial experience. Although many good ideas were generated, the definition and expectation of affordability clearly varies by stakeholder.

By Vitori Health |
September 09, 2022
Industry News | 1 min read

Insurer Profits Are Strong While Patients Struggle to Pay Bills

While patients grapple with runaway costs and the indignities of the U.S. healthcare system, the largest health insurance firms posted solid year-over-year earnings growth for the first half of 2022. In fact, experts don’t think they’ll struggle at all despite worrisome economic conditions.

By Vitori Health |
September 02, 2022
Industry News | 1 min read

Unethical and Illegal: Cancer Centers Are Still Hiding Drug Prices

Consumers cheered when the Hospital Price Transparency rule took effect in January 2021, requiring that facilities publish their payer-specific negotiated rates for drugs and services. Despite the positive news, there remains a blatant lack of compliance that continues to keep patients in the dark.

By Vitori Health |
August 24, 2022
Vitori Voice | 2 min read

Employers Need a Better Formulary to Deliver Rx Value and Savings

Americans spend about $500 billion a year on prescription drugs with no visibility into the processes that set prices or the comparative effectiveness of drugs approved for the same clinical purpose. This opaqueness makes it impossible to ensure that prices are aligned with the value a drug provides.

By Vitori Health |
August 19, 2022
Vitori News | 2 min read

Join Us for Exciting Insights at the Health Rosetta Summit

The Health Rosetta is an innovative blueprint for high performance health plans that is transforming the benefits experience for employers and plan members. Vitori Health supports this mission and is proud to sponsor and attend the upcoming Health Rosetta Summit in Denver.

By Vitori Health |
August 10, 2022
Really?! | 2 min read

Health Care Industry Fights No Surprises Act. Are You Surprised?

The landmark No Surprises Act became effective January 1, 2022 to protect consumers from surprise medical bills from out-of-network providers and facilities. Greedy industry stakeholders are fighting to remove these long overdue protections. Is anyone surprised?

By Vitori Health |
August 02, 2022
Industry News | 2 min read

Better Health Insurance Literacy Can Reduce High Health Care Costs

Employers take great care to choose the best possible health plan for their members. But to get value from their plan, employees must understand common health insurance terms to make sound health care decisions. A recent study shows how a lack of literacy is resulting in confusion and higher costs.

By Vitori Health |
July 26, 2022
Really?! | 1 min read

When Did Health Care in America Become Tragically Funny?

Is laughter really the best medicine? Sadly, it is mightily needed to offset these tragic “health care” experiences. While it’s easy to shake our heads at the absurdity of the American healthcare system, it’s hard to laugh at its outrageous and often heartbreaking impact on patients.

By Vitori Health |
July 19, 2022
Vitori Voice | 2 min read

Only 26 Percent of U.S. Physicians Are Still Independent. Why?

Twenty years ago, nearly two-thirds of doctors were independent practitioners. Today, only one-quarter remain independent. This mass exodus is being driven by financial pressures, marketplace competition, and the politics of health care. Which begs the question: where have all the doctors gone?

By Vitori Health |
July 13, 2022

Isn't it time for a less costly, more compassionate health plan?

Vitori Health has eliminated the excess costs and conflicts of interest in legacy health plans and upgraded what really matters – payment controls and the member experience.