Sunday, May 29, 2016

'A Medical Bill You Can Understand' - Coming Soon?

Image: BCBS of ND
At this year’s Health DataPalooza event, the HHS, AARP and the MadPow design agency announced a challenge to help design “A Bill You Can Understand." The challenge is intended to solicit new approaches and draw national attention to a common complaint with the health care system in the United States: medical bills and the financial information they contain are hard to understand and use.

In this post I'm providing information on this challenge and what I believe are some information of potential value to those interested in the challenge and/or who are intending to participate.

Official Information

Judges & Advisory Panel

Submissions will be accepted until August 10, 2016 and winners will be announced in September 2016. 

Reference Materials

100+ slides of great information for people who take up the “A Bill You Can Understand” challenge. REQUIRED READING FOR ALL Participants!

More Help

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