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August 5, 2019
By Avik Roy
For generations, the prices hospitals charge patients with private insurance have been shrouded in secrecy.
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Health Care
Regulation
July 26, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
The Ohio Senate is trying to tackle rising medical costs with provisions in the chamber’s version of the state’s budget that would ban surprise medical bills and require hospitals and health care providers to be more transparent in their pricing.
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Health Care
Regulation
June 4, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
The Tennessee General Assembly passed a Right to Shop bill intended to help consumers find out the true cost of the medical services they receive.
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Health Care
July 27, 2017
By Stephanie Wisner
Price transparency tools abound but are not widely used.
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Health Care
June 1, 2017
By American Journal of Managed Care
Published by the American Journal of Managed Care
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Health Care
September 28, 2016
By Michael McGrady
A report card published by organizations favoring state-mandated all-payer claims databases gives most states an "F" for price transparency in health care.
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Health Care
September 12, 2016
By David Grandouiller
In January 2017, a law will take effect requiring health care providers to provide patients with written estimates of charges, the portion insurers will pay, and the patient's portion, in most cases.
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Health Care
May 18, 2017
By Emma Restuccia
Free-market experts debate whether the bill would be a win for patients.
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Health Care
November 14, 2016
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines drug price controls and price transparency.
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Health Care
July 1, 2016
By François de Brantes, Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute, and Suzanne Delbanco, Catalyst for Payment Reform
The report card ranks 43 states as failing to produce adequate price information for health care.
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Health Care
February 22, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines health care price transparency and how it promotes competition and helps ensure product quality.
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Health Care
January 16, 2015
By Kenneth Artz
Recent public and private initiatives have sought to lower health care costs by making health care prices more transparent.
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Health Care
April 1, 2014
By Healthcare Financial Management Association Task Force
As patients face increased exposure to healthcare costs, they have an urgent need for meaningful and transparent price information.
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Health Care
April 5, 2013
By Benjamin Domenech
Here's a story that illustrates how the lack of price transparency can drive health care costs higher for us all.Let me briefly share with you a rather amazing personal experience of overcharging by a Harvard-affiliated hospital here in the Boston area.
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Health Care
March 11, 2016
By Matthew Glans
Access to transparent health care prices remains elusive for most U.S. health care consumers, who are often insulated from price considerations by the standard third-party payment systems commonly used for medical billing.
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Health Care
March 2, 2016
By Dustin Siggins
A price transparency bill being proposed in Florida could shed light on health care costs in the state and better equip consumers to compare prices. Florida state Sen.
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Health Care
May 1, 2016
By Jordan Finney
The Missouri Senate has approved a bill that would require the state to publicize health care costs. The state’s House of Representatives is currently considering the legislation. On February 18, Senate Bill 608, sponsored by state Sen.
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Health Care
July 8, 2015
By Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute and Catalyst for Payment Reform
In this year’s Report Card the researchers reviewed whether states had passed laws or regulations requiring health care price information be made public.
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Health Care
June 30, 2015
By Ohio General Assembly
Section 51620.80 requires medical providers to provide patients written estimates showing insurance discounts.
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Health Care
August 1, 2004
By Greg Scandlen
The Boston Globe published a laudatory write-up on June 8 about a new essay in the June issue of Harvard Business Review, by Michael Porter of the Harvard Business School and Elizabeth Olmsted Teisberg of the University of Virginia.
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Health Care
November 1, 2007
By Erica Schatz
Texas passed legislation in June that will require health care providers to give consumers statewide greater access to price information for medical services and billing procedures.
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Health Care
March 1, 2008
By Jillian Melchior
Patients could know the price of more medical procedures before receiving treatment if a bipartisan bill on health care transparency makes it through the Wisconsin Legislature. Analysts say the bill will help consumers, boost quality, and lower prices.
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Health Care
February 4, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
In the midst of a national health-care debate over surprise billing, Medicare-for-All, the public option, and drug price transparency, a new front has been opened on Capitol Hill: expansion of health savings accounts (HSAs).
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Health Care
Regulation
May 17, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Following Arizona’s lead, Georgia, Texas, and Washington State are considering bans or mandated arbitration and price transparency in response to consumer complaints about surprise medical bills from out-of-network providers.
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Health Care
April 26, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Following Arizona’s lead, Georgia, Texas, and Washington State are considering bans or mandated arbitration and price transparency in response to consumer complaints about surprise medical bills from out-of-network providers.
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Health Care
Government & Politics
December 12, 2018
As a plan to bring price transparency to health care services in Florida moves forward, two major insurance companies are expressing concerns about possible violations of privacy and trade secrets.
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Health Care
June 11, 2018
By Charlie Katebi
In this Policy Brief, Charlie Katebi argues taxpayer spending on health care for Pennsylvania state employees has skyrocketed as a result of wasteful incentives and a lack of price transparency in the state’s health care system.
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Health Care
April 10, 2017
By Michael McGrady
Alaska Considers Requiring Health Care Providers to Post Prices Online
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Health Care
November 28, 2016
By Ben Johnson
Transparency of health care prices is a necessity for patients to choose the best value for their medical care, experts say.
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Health Care
July 8, 2015
By Kenneth Artz
Only five states adequately make health care prices available to the public, says a new report about health care price transparency.
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Health Care
May 28, 2013
By Benjamin Domenech
Consumer Power Report #375We all know the stories about what price transparency can do within the health care marketplace. It’s amazing how, unlike any other industry, the simple act of posting prices online is worthy of a news story.
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Health Care
January 9, 2020
By Robert Berry, M.D.
Many Americans enjoy a little recognized tax benefit: employer health insurance. The benefit costs billions of dollars and discriminates against those who don't carry employer insurance.
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Health Care
Government Spending
May 18, 2020
By Ronald Stein, P.E.
As America recovers from the COVID-19 shelter-in-place mandates, California cannot rid itself from the continuing and state-prescribed high costs of energy that other states are not shackled with.
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Energy
June 28, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
America’s $450 billion-a-year drug industry is about to get a new wrinkle as a rule finalized in May by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requires all pharmaceutical companies to include the list prices of their drugs and biological p
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Health Care
Regulation
December 9, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new rules that could make it easier for physicians to provide and coordinate patient care, particularly for those in value-based payment models which base reimbursement on outcomes.
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Health Care
Regulation
January 7, 2020
Editor’s note: Each month, Health Care News will be profiling a national and state-based public policy organization working to advance freedom in the health care market so that consumers and providers can all be winners.
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Health Care
January 3, 2020
By Ashley Bateman
Hospitals across the United States are wasting money through poor supply chain management, with the total amount increasing by nearly 12 percent over the most recent year to $25.7 billion, a study by the consulting firm Navigant found.
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Health Care
October 24, 2018
By Sarah Lee
The New Mexico Department of Health has launched a health care transparency website intended to spur competition between hospitals to help reduce costs and improve quality of care.
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Health Care
January 8, 2020
By Sarah Lee
One side offers real progress on health care, while the other peddles impossible dreams.
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Health Care
March 25, 2020
By Roger Beauchamp, D.D.S.
Dr. Roger Beauchamp says Americans should go a step further than health savings accounts, with 'health financing accounts' (HFAs).
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Health Care
Taxes
 

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