The Fed Taps Stroll

The Fed Taps Stroll

Last week, Stroll Health CEO Jordan Epstein discussed the state of healthcare and healthcare technology with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Topics ranged from the $3.2 trillion national annual health care expense, how Stroll and similar tools can help curb that trend, and how regulation reform on lead generation fees and health insurance purchasing can encourage faster innovation. Mr. Epstein met with numerous members from...

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Congress Goes For a Stroll

Yesterday, Jordan Epstein, CEO of Stroll Health, testified to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s hearing about Stroll’s work in helping patients and physicians make value-based care decisions. Together with the other expert witnesses, he discussed the future of mobile apps and healthcare. Mr. Epstein highlighted the need for federal funding, interoperability, and updating HIPAA and other regulations to foster growth and adoption of health internet technology. Read his...

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Mr. Epstein Goes to Washington

Mr. Epstein Goes to Washington

By Leeann Hu Jordan Epstein, CEO of Stroll Health, is heading to Washington next week to present Stroll Health to Congress. He’ll testify on their work in helping patients and physicians make value-based care decisions. Be sure to tune in to the live stream on March 2nd, 2016 at 10 am ET (7 am PT) and check out his presentation! The live stream will be on the...

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Knowing Your Insurance Network

Knowing Your Insurance Network

By Jordan Epstein  If you don’t have insurance, then you can go to any provider and pay the cash rate (but be sure you ask for their discount cash rate first—I’ll have another article out on this topic soon). But if you’re insured, you’ll need to find out whether a provider you’re considering is in-network or out-of-network., whether your plan is multi-tiered, and if you’re...

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How to Shop for a Radiology Procedure

How to Shop for a Radiology Procedure

By Jordan Epstein  I remember the last time I bought a car. I knew I wanted a convertible, so I went from dealer to dealer test driving for important features like trunk space and speed of transformation (yes, I looked at the Camaro first) before settling on a model, and then I checked Kelley Blue Book, called a few dealers, and settled quickly on a...

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What Matters in Quality in Imaging

What Matters in Quality in Imaging

By Julia Kroll A century of healthcare Imagine getting sick a century ago. Your entire town only has a few doctors, or maybe just one. You don’t know other doctors in any nearby towns, and even if you knew their names, you would have no idea whether they were better than the one who treated your cousin’s diphtheria and your little sister’s measles. You go...

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What to Expect from an MRI

What to Expect from an MRI

So you’ve recently talked with your doctor about a health concern, and they’ve recommended an MRI to understand what’s going on. If your doctor has already ordered an MRI for you, you’re probably looking forward to getting answers about your health, but you may not know quite what to expect from the procedure. Here’s an overview of how to prepare for the MRI, what you’ll...

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Examining Medicare Data

Examining Medicare Data

By Charlie Carbery As a company focused on providing cost transparency in health care, we’re always on the lookout for new streams of data. Recently, we’ve been looking closely at Medicare’s 2012 Provider Utilization and Payment Data. This dataset, released in April this year, offered an unprecedented look under the hood of how Medicare payments are actually distributed. At the time, the data made significant...

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