Mike McCafferty, CEO of Sheridan Memorial Hospital, said he was unaware of WINhealth's arrangement with the Billings Clinic.
In Wyoming, 21.8 percent of adults smoke, higher than the national average of 18.8.
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"The economies of scale are better," he said,using an example of the population of northernColorado, about500,000, compared to the100,000 population ofLaramie County.
He said about 80 percent of Wyomingites live near a border.
In the past 10 years, Sheridan Memorial has worked hard to remain competitive in pricing, service quality and patients' experience, he said. These days, Sheridan Memorial staff members show patients a list of costs of common procedures to help them comparison shop.
"In this day and age, people like choices," Goldstone said. "They want to make a choice based on their individual circumstances."
That's not much higher than the national average $6,815 but higher than surrounding states.
Dakota, and Scottsbluff, Nebraska, for health care.
noticed when I do go to Wyoming Medical Center I have to fight with my insurance company because our hospital overcharges relative to standards. I do not have the same problem with the Cheyenne Hospital or any in Denver. I do have to admit that my local Doctor advised that I should not go to our own hospital. Not to mention the fine Wyoming Medical Center paid for overcharging the Feds. Matt Mead tells us we can't trust the feds. Me thinks the opposite is true. It seems as if the county commissioners are to busy going to tea parties or something. Just vote no.
WINhealth, the state's only health maintenance organization, recently accepted Billings Clinic in Montana as a preferred provider, said Steve Goldstone, president and CEO of WINhealth, after a presentation to the at Casper College.
Patients can sometimes save money by seeking treatment outside Wyoming, saidRick Schum, president and CEOBlue Cross/Blue Shield of Wyoming.
"It's an indication of where things are going," he said.
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Per capita health expenditures in Wyoming were $7,040, according to a Kaiser State Health Facts study that dates to 2009 and was the most recent data available, said Goldstone of WINhealth.
But the federal government reimburses rural hospitals less than urban hospitals. A National Rural Health Association study found the government pays $400 less per rural beneficiary than urban beneficiary each year.
The committee devoted Tuesday, the second day of its meeting, to learning more about health care costs in Wyoming.
They can travel to Salt Lake, Billings, Rapid City, South
I would never consider anything beyond general practice in WY. It is too expensive and yes; out of state costs do offset the travel. The Wyoming legislature does NOT consider good health care a necessity in WY; which is why we all have to leave. The legislature is to blame for the Womens Nike Cortez Suede
In Wyoming, 9 percent of babies born have low birth weight, higher than the national average of 8.1 percent,
In Colorado, it was $5,994. In Idaho, it was $5,658. In Montana, it was $6,640. In South Dakota, it was $7,056. In Utah, it was $5,031.
Wyomingites traveling out of state more for health care
expensive and poor service we receive. I do wish to commend one hospital in WY; Casper Regional Medical Center. They go the extra mile to make sure you receive the best available and readily admit when an illness needs the work of a specialist in a neighboring state.
Cross/Blue Shield, asking to become preferred providers. Blue Cross has accepted some as preferred providers, he said.
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