Getting Accurate Price Estimates from Price Transparency Tools

In collaboration with Catalyst for Payment Reform, we recently released an issue brief on the accuracy of price transparency tools. At the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute, we fully support price and quality transparency efforts, but understand the information we are giving consumers need to be accurate and actionable. Feel free to read through our issue brief and provides your thoughts!

For millions of Americans, health care is increasingly becoming a retail market. More than one in five Americans with private insurance is enrolled in a high deductible health plan. According to the 2014 Kaiser Family Foundation survey of health care benefits, 61 percent of employees in small firms and 41 percent of workers overall have a deductible over $1,000.

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