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Report: Transparency is a work in progress

Center for Studying Health System Change, September 2, 2008
Large employers view price and quality transparency as a key to a broader consumer strategy, but health plans have not provided necessary consumer tools, according to the Center for Studying Health System Change. The information provided by health plans is often publicly available quality information rather than health plan claims data. Health plans will need to offer better price and quality comparison tools if they expect consumers to make better healthcare choices, according to the organization.