A special report from Modern Healthcare – Achieving Transparency in Healthcare – notes that pressure is mounting to make healthcare prices available to patients, but there are significant hurdles to doing so. The pressure on providers, insurers and drugmakers to offer price and quality data is mounting as the nation’s healthcare spending continues to grow above the general rate of inflation and patients burdened by rising deductibles demand the information needed to shop for healthcare services. Researchers, economists and physicians who for years have observed the evolution of transparency in the U.S. view it as an inevitable movement that can’t be quashed. But despite ardent support and demand for transparency, it’s unclear if it will be the antidote to ever-climbing costs.
- Modern Healthcare Special Report: http://www.modernhealthcare.com/reports/achieving-transparency-in-healthcare/#!/