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By  Dave Muoio 09:08 am January 26, 2021
Price transparency and direct-payment insurance startup Sidecar Health has announced a $125 million Series C round led by Drive Capital. New investors BOND, Tiger Global and Menlo Ventures, as well as prior backers Cathay Innovations and GreatPoint Ventures, also participated. This raise is a substantial jump in size from its $20 million round back in July or its $18 million raise from 2019. With...
By  Dave Muoio 11:03 am July 23, 2020
Sidecar Health, an insurance startup focused on price transparency and direct payments for care, has raised $20 million in a new round of funding announced this morning. Cathay Innovation headed the raise, with new investors Comcast Ventures, Kauffman Fellows and 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki joining in. Prior backers GreatPoint Ventures and Morpheus Ventures participated as well. With this morning's...
By  Dave Muoio 11:31 am March 19, 2020
Rivet Health, a revenue cycle management and healthcare pricing transparency platform, has raised $8.25 million in Series A funding. Menlo Ventures headed the round, which also included prior investors Lux Capital and Pelion Venture Partners. WHAT THEY DO Rivet's technology platform helps providers give their patients a pricing estimate prior to their services, as well as the option to pay...
By  Laura Lovett 03:05 pm January 15, 2019
Surprise medical bills have been a concern of many consumers across the country but a new survey found that being able to check the cost of services — say, through a mobile app — could ease consumer concern and lead to more patients getting treatment. Today Metova, a mobile and IoT company, released survey results indicating that 80 percent of patients surveyed would be more likely to visit a...
By  Jeff Lagasse 02:26 pm July 27, 2017
More than 500,000 births occur each year in the state of California, but deciding where to get care can often be a difficult process for consumers. That’s where a new partnership between Yelp and the California Health Care Foundation comes in.   Thanks to the partnership, maternity care measures are now being displayed for the roughly 250 hospitals that deliver babies in the state. These measures...
By  Jonah Comstock 02:11 pm August 11, 2016
MDSave, a Nashville, Tennessee-based healthcare transparency company, secured a $5 million investment from Cambia Health, a holding company that owns a number of large insurance plans, MobiHealthNews has learned.  “It was a strategic investment by Cambia to help MDSave expand our portfolio of our payer services that we offer,” MDSave CEO Paul Ketchel told MobiHealthNews. “We have a partnership...
By  Jonah Comstock 03:31 pm May 24, 2016
Sandy, Utah-based SilverVue has received an undisclosed round of funding led by Pritzker Group Venture Capital and GE Ventures, with participation from Epic Ventures. “Empowering patients to make more informed decisions about their medical care is more than our business, it’s our passion,” Will West, CEO and founder of SilverVue, said in a statement. “Hundreds of healthcare providers have...
By  Brian Dolan 03:05 pm March 7, 2016
Aetna has merged its Denver-based health app-maker subsidiary iTriage with its cost transparency business, WellMatch, to form one team. The move follows lay offs across four Aetna businesses, an iTriage spokesperson confirmed to MobiHealthNews. The iTriage app, which has been downloaded more than 15 million times, helps consumers connect with the right care provider via a symptom navigator. It's...
By  Aditi Pai 09:16 am November 12, 2015
Scottsdale, Arizona-based HealthiestYou, which offers a health app through employers, raised $30 million from Frontier Capital. Employees can use the app to access HealthiestYou's location-aware provider directory to read reviews, ratings and background information, compare prescription pricing for more than 5,000 drugs at more than 100,000 pharmacies, and receive customized alerts that help the...
By  Jonah Comstock 09:11 am March 4, 2015
Healthgrades was one of the ratings looked at in the study. As payors increasingly consider giving patients price transparency tools to compare hospitals, there are also a number of groups looking to provide comparison tools for hospital quality. But a new study in Health Affairs shows that those comparison tools, even from seemingly reputable sources, are wildly inconsistent. "To better...