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Price Transparency: Where Is It Headed?
 
Price transparency has been hailed as a way to cut costs for healthcare consumers, whose out-of-pocket costs have been rising for more than a decade and will continue to increase. There have been price transparency and all-claims database initiatives in a variety of states, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has been releasing more and more data about what hospitals charge for their procedures.

However, the actual practice of price transparency has been sporadic at best. Some resistance has come from providers, who are accustomed to business as usual and fear giving away a competitive edge by publishing their prices. And efforts by private businesses to provide healthcare pricing have just started up.

Please join us on Thursday, November 20, at 10 a.m. Pacific Time as Betsy Imholz of Consumers Union and Michael O'Neil with Healthcare Bluebook discuss the future of price transparency in a special Payers & Providers webinar event. Click here for detailed information and to register or call 209.577.4888.
 
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