The element of (no) surprise

While it may come as a surprise that 2022 is just around the corner, the healthcare industry is preparing for the January 1 compliance deadline of the No Surprises Act. This federal law protects patients from unexpected billing situations and pushes for increased transparency from payers and providers around costs. One of the law’s stipulations is that insurers maintain up-to-date in-network provider directories, a surprisingly prevalent challenge—and one of the many reasons we were excited last week to announce our investment in Ribbon Health’s $43.5M Series B alongside General Catalyst, Andreessen Horowitz, and Sachin Jain. Ribbon’s API-first platform simplifies complex healthcare workflows by unlocking real-time information on providers, facilities, insurance plans, costs, and quality of care. Improved provider directories are just one outcome of policy and digital innovation working together to reduce healthcare fragmentation—not a bad way to kick off the new year.

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  • MedArrive raises $25M to bring affordable at-home care to vulnerable populations
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  • AI medical imaging software LifeVoxel.AI nets $5M