Providers often bury price information deep in their websites and in unclear formats. Many hospitals are breaking new federal rules that seek to make public the prices they negotiate with insurers. But even among those hospitals that post their payer-negotiated rates, such information is often difficult to find, unclear and nearly impossible for the vast majority of consumers to understand or use effectively, experts said. But Goodwin Life Sciences and Healthcare partner Delphine O’Rourke says hospitals’ apparent struggle to deliver on price transparency probably has a lot to do with their reluctance to disclose their rates. Read the Modern Healthcare article here.
In The Press January 08, 2021