At the recent Health Datapalooza conference, Sylvia Burwell, the HHS Secretary announced a new initiative, A Bill you Can Understand, :
a challenge to encourage health care organizations, designers, developers, digital tech companies and other innovators to design a medical bill that’s simpler, cleaner, and easier for patients to understand, and to improve patients’ experience of the overall medical billing process.
This is a laudable if perhaps slightly misdirected effort.
I published an updated post about the most recent Theranos news at The Health Care Blog. You can access it here.