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RWJF Launches Hospital Pricing App Challenge



The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has launched a competition to develop applications and tools that will enhance and improve the way data comparing hospital prices is used.



2 comments on "RWJF Launches Hospital Pricing App Challenge"
OpsCost (6/6/2013 at 1:47 AM)

Thanks for posting, this is very exciting. OpsCost.com will definitely be applying!
Frank Poggio (6/5/2013 at 8:33 PM)

The only thing the RWJ project will show is that 1) RWJ has money to burn 2) transparency will change nothing, because prices (charges) are meaningless data points warped by 50 years of constantly changing govenment and third party payment formulas. See my previous posts about this subject for details. Now if RWJ wants to uncover some real issues they should pay researchers to analyze how the managerie of payment systems created the mess in provider prices. Consider this: Every good MBA program has a specialty in Tax Accounting. Hospital/Physician payment and billing regulations are at least as complex as our beloved 1040 forms. Yet there is no MBA/MHA program specializing in healthcare payment systems. That's where RWJ should put its money! Frank Poggio, The kelzon Group, KelzonGroup.com