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Get Ready for Price Transparency



Healthcare providers have long kept secret the prices they negotiate with health plans. With consumers being asked to pay more of their healthcare, price transparency—and a stronger link between value and quality—is inevitable.



2 comments on "Get Ready for Price Transparency"
Sara McFarland (12/3/2012 at 10:57 AM)

We agree wholeheartedly that transparency is necessary and it is not on the horizon anymore, it is already here. Patients need to know where they can go for transparency and get accurate pricing and quality grades, personalized to their needs. This is why we created our site, to remove the guess work and time wasted calling around to practices on the search for pricing. Additionally, even if a patient does get a quote over the phone, who is to say that is the price they will end up paying? We've removed that shadow of doubt with online payments and scheduling all online like Hotels.com. It's the future of health care and the bright side? Providers ARE buying into this. When they see the writing on the wall, they will fall in line because they will see that it is beneficial to them as well to be futuristic when it comes to their practice.
Dan Prince (11/30/2012 at 4:09 PM)

If we ever truly want "consumer-driven" healthcare, having transparent quality AND pricing information is imperative!