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Covid-19 treatment free for the uninsured at certain providers

Alabama's dealt with a summer surge of Covid-19 hospitalizations involving mostly unvaccinated patients. WAAY 31 took a look into who's paying for those hospitalizations, whether patients are insured or not. Normally the cost of health care is a lot higher if you're uninsured. But we found the Federal Covid Provider...
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Covid hospitalizations cost an average of $75k

(KYMA, KECY/ CNN) - Contracting Covid-19 can cost a lot of cold hard cash, according to a new analysis of insurance claims from Fair Health. The study found that the average bill for Covid patients in the hospital is about $75,000, and that jumps even tremendously higher if there are any complexities such as use of ventilators or days in an ICU.
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COVID hospitalizations average $75,000

(CNN) – Contracting COVID-19 can cost you a lot. Nonprofit group Fair Health released its new analysis of insurance claims and found the average bill for COVID patients in the hospital is about $75,000. The number jumps tremendously if there are any complexities – use of ventilators or days in...

Community rallies for ECU track legend hospitalized with COVID-19

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - An East Carolina University track legend has been in the hospital for nearly a month with COVID-19. Now, his sister is raising money for his medical bills. ECU 100-meter dash record holder Lee Vernon McNeill was first admitted to Vidant Medical Center on Aug. 27th. He’s...

The cost of hospitalizations for covid-19 in the United States

– The average bill for a hospitalization due to Covid-19 is about $ 75,000 in the United States. And the most serious hospitalizations, such as those requiring the use of ventilators or days in an ICU, cost more than $ 300,000 on average, according to a new insurance claims analysis from FAIR Health.
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Hospitals Billed $320K for Average Complex COVID Stay

Hospitals billed private insurers an average of $317,810 for a complex COVID-19 hospitalization, according to new data from FAIR Health. Insurers paid out an average of $98,139 on those claims, which involved intense care like ICU stays or use of a ventilator, according to a press release from the company.

Average charge for complex COVID-19 hospital stay is $317K+

The average billed charge for a COVID-19 hospitalization with complexities is $317,810, while the median billed charge is $208,136, according to cost estimates released Sept. 21 from Fair Health. Fair Health is an independent nonprofit focused on enhancing price transparency of healthcare costs and health insurance information. The report shares...

Telehealth platform eVisit snags $45M in Series B

Telehealth platform eVisit announced Tuesday it closed a $45 million Series B funding round. The round was led by Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s growth equity business, with participation from investors including Texas Health Resources and Health Catalyst cofounders Tom Burton and Steve Barlow. WHAT IT DOES. eVisit provides a virtual...

Hospitals bill insurers more than $300,000 per complex COVID-19 patient, new data show

Hospitals bill insurers more than $300,000 for complex COVID-19 cases, which is three times more than the rate they negotiate, according to new data. Complex COVID-19 cases, which can involve ventilation, transfusions, intensive care, among other equipment, tests and services, yield a $98,139 negotiated rate on average, new cost estimates from FAIR Health found. That compares to a $33,525 negotiated rate—including patient cost-sharing—for general COVID-19 hospitalizations and $1,008 for non-COVID-19 hospital stays.

Lingering COVID-19 symptoms recognized by ADA

For many who have been afflicted with COVID-19 in the past year and a half, symptoms linger past the two weeks of infection and quarantine. Tiredness, brain fog, shortness of breath, pain, cough, loss of taste or smell, depression or anxiety, all characteristics of the affliction dubbed “long COVID,” could now be considered a disability under federal civil rights laws, President Joe Biden announced at the end of July.
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CareFirst unveils virtual-first primary care practice

Baltimore-based health insurer CareFirst has launched a telehealth-focused primary care practice. Dubbed CloseKnit, the practice offers an array of virtual care services, including preventive and urgent care, behavioral and mental health, care coordination and insurance navigation, through an application. Its care teams include physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, mental health specialists and care coordinators.

Preventable hospitalization costs among unvaccinated patients surged to $3.7B in August, KFF says

The surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations among unvaccinated Americans in August added billions of dollars to estimates of preventable costs to the U.S. healthcare system, according to a new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Last month alone, the preventable costs of treating unvaccinated patients totaled $3.7 billion, researchers estimated in...