Mira Healthcare Resources

Mira Healthcare Resources

Our in-house team synthesizes scientific research and translates them into easy-to-digest content for you to get educated on the latest health and healthcare information.

Mira Hire Highlight: Marlo Abramowitz & James Alt
Press Release

Mira Hire Highlight: Marlo Abramowitz & James Alt

After closing its seed round, Mira makes key hires to expand the team and grow the company.

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA20 Dec 2020
Will There Be A Second Wave Of Coronavirus COVID-19?
Public Health

Will There Be A Second Wave Of Coronavirus COVID-19?

Health experts are predicting that there will likely be a second or third wave of coronavirus as we enter the fall and winter.

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team9 Feb 2021
When is Peak Flu Season?
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When is Peak Flu Season?

Flu season in the U.S. is typically from October until April; however, the national peak of cases typically occurs in the first week of February.

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA7 Sep 2021
Healthfirst Catastrophic Plan vs. Fidelis Care Catastrophic Plan
Public Health

Healthfirst Catastrophic Plan vs. Fidelis Care Catastrophic Plan

This article provides a detailed look at two catastrophic plans: Healthfirst and Fidelis Care. Catastrophic plans are meant for young and healthy individuals who do not regularly seek medical attention. Overall, Fidelis Care seems to be a more cost-effective plan, as it has a lower monthly premium.

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team12 Mar 2021
Empire BlueCross BlueShield Bronze vs. UnitedHealthcare Bronze
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Empire BlueCross BlueShield Bronze vs. UnitedHealthcare Bronze

Both HMO plans offer very similar services and payment plans. Both plans have a deducible of $5,500, give some reimbursement for a gym membership, and charge 50% coinsurance after deducible for services such as preventative care, primary care, specialty visits, and urgent care.

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team12 Mar 2021
EmblemHealth Silver Bold vs. Oscar Health Saver Silver
Public Health

EmblemHealth Silver Bold vs. Oscar Health Saver Silver

However, EmblemHealth requires a referral to see a specialist and Oscar does not require a referral. EmblemHealth and Oscar cover different hospitals in New York City, so you may want to consider your proximity to each hospital when picking a plan. Overall, we recommend Oscar Health's Saver Silver plan as it enables more flexibility and has positive reviews regarding customer service and user satisfaction.

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team12 Mar 2021
Oscar Health Simple Bronze vs. UnitedHealthcare Compass Bronze
Public Health

Oscar Health Simple Bronze vs. UnitedHealthcare Compass Bronze

UnitedHealthcare Compass Bronze has a 38% higher monthly premium when compared to Oscar Bronze, however, when it comes to in-network hospital coverage, UnitedHealthcare has more prominent hospitals covered when compared to Oscar. UnitedHealthcare also offers gym reimbursement where Oscar does not.

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team12 Mar 2021
How To Tell if It’s the Flu, Common Cold or COVID-19
Wellness

How To Tell if It’s the Flu, Common Cold or COVID-19

The flu and COVID-19 are all respiratory tract infections that can affect your sinuses, nose, throat, windpipe, and or lungs, but the characteristic symptom of COVID-19 is loss of taste and smell.

Alyssa Corso
Alyssa Corso6 Apr 2022
Oscar Health Classic Silver vs. UnitedHealthcare Compass Silver- Reviews & Which is best?
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Oscar Health Classic Silver vs. UnitedHealthcare Compass Silver- Reviews & Which is best?

UnitedHealthcare has a 25% higher monthly premium than Oscar Health does, not have direct messaging, and you need a referral to see a specialist. However, UnitedHealthcare has more prominent in-network NYC hospitals and includes gym member reimbursement. UnitedHealthcare would be the better option as long as you can pay a little more for the monthly premium and you don't mind needing a referral to see a specialist.

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team12 Mar 2021
Oscar Health Classic Bronze vs. Empire BlueCross BlueShield Bronze- Reviews & Which is best?
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Oscar Health Classic Bronze vs. Empire BlueCross BlueShield Bronze- Reviews & Which is best?

EmpireBlueCross BlueShield bronze has a higher monthly premium and deductible when compared to Oscar Health Classic Bronze. However, EmpireBlueCross also offers more in-network hospital coverage and partial gym reimbursement, making it the better option if you can afford it.

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team12 Mar 2021
EmblemHealth Bronze vs. Healthfirst Bronze- Reviews & Which one's best?
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EmblemHealth Bronze vs. Healthfirst Bronze- Reviews & Which one's best?

While EmblemHealth Bronze and Healthfirst Bronze are relatively similar plans, there are some important differences to be aware of. EmblemHealth's bronze plan has a 32% higher monthly premium when compared to Healthfirst. Healthfirst does not require a referral to see a specialist whereas EmblemHealth does require a referral. EmblemHealth also offers more in-network hospital coverage. If basing plans off reviews, EmblemHealth has slightly better reviews with a A+ rating on Better Business Bureau. For a less expensive plan without the need to see a specialist for a referral, we recommend Healthfirst Bronze. 

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team20 Jan 2021
How Much Do Lab Tests Cost Without Insurance in 2022?
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How Much Do Lab Tests Cost Without Insurance in 2022?

Lab tests without insurance, lab tests can cost over $1000. CBC can cost $140 - $622, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone test can cost $150 - $1,139, Lipid Panel can cost $303 - $843, Basic Metabolic Panel can cost $330 - $1309, and Urinalysis can cost $129 - $643. Contact us to learn more about how much you can save on labs

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA29 Sep 2022