The Wizard of Chargemasters

by Cari Frank, CIVHC’s VP of Communication and Marketing  My friend’s father just had surgery to release pressure from an accident that caused swelling in his brain. After the bill arrived, he was shocked that the surgeon billed $10,000 for the surgery, yet only received $1,500 from Medicare. That’s when Read more…

Shopping for Care

By Rachel Linn, CIVHC’s Marketing Manager Last week, my husband called me with debilitating abdominal pain and was unable to stand, let alone drive himself to a provider to receive care. As an employee of CIVHC, my brain immediately went to thoughts around the expenses we were going to incur Read more…

My Wishes for 2018

By Ana English, CIVHC President and CEO This is time of year is particularly suited to reflection. As I pull the holiday decorations out of storage, I inevitably look back on the months since I packed away the stockings and garlands. This year has been full of change, and has Read more…