Navigation Links
Clear Choice Health Plans Selects Thomson Reuters to Deliver Healthcare Cost Information to Members - and Exceed State Transparency Requirements
Date:7/28/2009

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Clear Choice Health Plans, Inc. has chosen Thomson Reuters as the vendor for the Treatment Cost Calculator, an application that enables individuals to accurately estimate their out-of-pocket costs for planned healthcare services. The Treatment Cost Calculator also shows consumers how costs vary from one healthcare provider to another.

Clear Choice is headquartered in Bend, Oregon, where a new state law requires health plans to provide treatment cost estimates to their members and healthcare providers.

Using the Treatment Cost Calculator, Clear Choice will exceed the new regulatory requirements. Oregon law requires health plans to provide estimates for 35 medical procedures, while Clear Choice will provide estimates for more than 200 procedures as well as provide relevant educational material.

The Treatment Cost Calculator provides individuals (and their healthcare providers) with personalized cost information based on the specific details of their health benefit plans - including their remaining deductible, out-of-pocket limits, co-insurance and other factors.

"Many health plans provide their members with decision support tools, but utilization typically is low because these resources don't draw upon personalized information. Consumers most want to know what they will pay out-of-pocket for services. Our solution provides accurate cost estimates because it integrates up-to-date information from the member's benefit plan," said David Crean, senior vice president for the Healthcare & Science business of Thomson Reuters. "Clear Choice is going above-and-beyond in providing transparency - and we're honored to be a part of their solution."

Rowena Bergmans, vice president of medical management for Clear Choice, said: "We want to facilitate informed discussions about medical care and its costs between our members and their providers. When they know how benefits will apply to specific services and treatments, they can make good decisions and effectively plan for future expenses. After evaluating all our options, we concluded that the Treatment Cost Calculator was the best way to fill this need."

The Treatment Cost Calculator is part of the Consumer Advantage(TM) suite of online solutions from Thomson Reuters.

About Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs more than 50,000 people in 93 countries. For more information, go to www.thomsonreuters.com.

About Clear Choice Health Plans, Inc.

Clear Choice Health Plans, Inc. offers affordable health plans to meet the needs of employers, providers and consumers. The company provides health insurance, including Medicare Advantage plans, commercial plans, individual plans and administrative services to individuals and businesses throughout the West. The company also offers life, disability, dental, vision and voluntary benefits programs, as well as employee benefit services to self-funded employers, associations, Taft-Hartley Trusts, and Chamber of Commerce plans. Clear Choice is dedicated to the development of community-based employee benefits programs, health insurance and ancillary plans. For information call 888-863-3637 or visit www.ClearChoiceHP.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Thomson Reuters
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Elekta CMS Software Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Monaco VMAT Treatment Planning Solution
2. NBTY Acquisition of Julian Graves Unconditionally Cleared
3. Varian Medical Systems Receives 510(k) Clearance for Fast and Accurate Acuros(TM) Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Capability
4. Masimo Receives FDA Clearance for New Rainbow(R) Resposable(TM) Sensor System
5. Nonin Medical Announces FDA Clearance for its Next-Generation Regional Oximetry System
6. Cepheid Receives FDA Clearance for First On-Demand Molecular Diagnostic Test for Clostridium difficile Infection
7. Three New Studies Give Clear Guidance on How to Better Recruit Volunteers for Alzheimers Clinical Studies
8. Cochlear Americas Announces FDA Clearance of the Cochlear(TM) Baha(R) BP100 Sound Processor, the Industrys First Programmable Bone Conduction Hearing Solution
9. RealMed Receives #1 Ranking in the KLAS 2009 Ambulatory Clearinghouse Services Report
10. Life Spine(R) Announces FDA Clearance of FS3(TM) Minimally Invasive Spinal System
11. Improving Care for Cardiac Patients is Centerpiece of American Society of Nuclear Cardiology Meeting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2017 , ... ... for Global Policy Solutions is vehemently opposed to Donald Trump’s budget, “A New ... for despair that inspires fear, demonizes the poor, marginalizes underserved populations, undermines productivity, ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... Dr. Curry ... the HP3 (High-Performance Periodontal Practice) continuing education (CE) series. As a compassionate and ... his field by attending numerous CE courses each year. His recent course, Course ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... Utah (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2017 , ... ... Sick Kids: The Surprising Truth about Pediatric Septic Shock” hosted by the Journal of ... 2017, at 2 p.m. Eastern time, will be presented by Captain Rommie Duckworth, LP, ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... Soquel, California (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2017 , ... If you are thinking of ... you are interested in business architecture, October is the perfect time to visit. , Business ... as an à la carte offering for individuals, as a 4-½ day package for individuals, ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... ... Rob Lowe is a sought after actor, and also serves as the host of ... from all aspects of life, and a new segment is being developed on podiatry, ... Podiatry is essential to people’s overall well-being, and if viewers have feet problems, they ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/15/2017)... Enterin Inc., a privately-held CNS pharmaceutical company based in ... Parkinson,s disease (PD), has enrolled the first patient in the ... multicenter study involving patients with PD and taking place at ... 9-to-12-month period. The first stage is open label and involves ... include Denver , Boca Raton ...
(Date:5/10/2017)... May 10, 2017 Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... for the fiscal second quarter ended April 1, 2017 ... $1.84 increased 666.7% compared to the prior year period ... in a significant gain, while non-GAAP diluted EPS of ... or 3.8% in constant currency terms.  Excluding the effects ...
(Date:5/10/2017)... Ill. , May 10, 2017 Radiology ... today; unfortunately its costs have also spiraled to the ... being sent to radiology than ever before as the ... diagnosis.  For a patient with lower back pain an ... no anatomical reason for pain, resulting in entirely different ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: