Price Transparency Update Coming in 2022

When it comes to healthcare, the government typically has two options for incentivizing specific actions. They can either provide a carrot, or a stick. In the case of price transparency, the government went with the stick approach, with a penalty of $300 a day for noncompliant hospitals beginning as of 01/01/2021. However, they will be bringing out a bigger stick shortly, with an increase in penalties slated for 2022.

Heroes in Healthcare: Dr. Merlin Antunez

Shortly after two of his brothers died, and his father became crippled by Parkinson's disease, Merlin Antunez found himself in an orphanage. In the 1980s in Honduras, there wasn't much healthcare available, especially for those living in poverty. But Merlin vowed that he would try to change that.