February 22, 2017
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines health care price transparency and how it promotes competition and helps ensure product quality.
January 16, 2015
Recent public and private initiatives have sought to lower health care costs by making health care prices more transparent.
April 1, 2014
As patients face increased exposure to healthcare costs, they have an urgent need for meaningful and transparent price information.
April 5, 2013
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.
March 11, 2016
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.
May 1, 2016
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.
March 2, 2016
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.
July 8, 2015
In this year’s Report Card the researchers reviewed whether states had passed laws or regulations requiring health care price information be made public.
June 30, 2015
Section 51620.80 requires medical providers to provide patients written estimates showing insurance discounts.
August 1, 2004
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.