Patient Victory for Price Transparency
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Power to patients! A new price transparency rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will allow you to see exactly what you’re paying for. Terry and Dr. Bob discuss the rule that will require private insurers to publish their negotiated rates. Cynthia Fisher shares how the rule will give patients greater control over their healthcare decisions. 

Guest:

Cynthia Fisher, Founder and Chairman, Patients Rights Advocate

Cynthia A. Fisher is a life sciences entrepreneur, independent investor, and corporate board director. She founded WaterRev, LLC to invest in novel technologies that enable sustainable practices in water use. 

Cynthia is best known for her pioneering work as Founder and CEO of ViaCord, Inc., a leading umbilical cord blood stem cell banking service which she started in 1993. In 2000, she co-founded and was President of the cellular medicines company, ViaCell, Inc. (VIAC). Prior to founding ViaCord, Cynthia ran the Blood Bank Division of Haemonetics Corporation, a medical equipment manufacturer. She began her career in sales at IBM focusing on healthcare IT, insurance, and defense industries. 

Cynthia holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, as well as an Honorary Doctorate of Science and BS in Biophysics from Ursinus College.

Hosts:

Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob”, Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.

Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent 

Links:

Cynthia Fisher

Patient Rights Advocate

HHS Finalizes Rule on Insurer Price Transparency

Patients Rising Concierge 

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