Healthcare Dive writes: Hospitals are not getting better at providing price estimates for procedures like total hip arthroplasty (THA), despite an industry push to provide that information to patients, according to a new JAMA Network report. The study found there was no improvement in hospitals providing price estimates or reductions in the estimated price for the procedure between 2012 and 2016. In the 2016 survey of 120 hospitals, the researchers weren’t able to get any price information for THA from 44% of the hospitals.
- Healthcare pricing transparency remains elusive, study finds. Healthcare Dive. May 31, 2018.
- Changes in Ability of Hospitals to Provide Pricing for Total Hip Arthroplasty From 2012 to 2016. JAMA. May 29 2018