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CHCF Releases Report on CA Plan to Develop All Payer Claims Database

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The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) released a new report this month on disclosure of health care pricing titled, The Secret of Health Care Prices: Why Transparency Is in the Public Interest, writes State of Reform. The report reviews All Payer Claims Databases (APCDs) already implemented in other states, to inform California’s implementation of their own statewide health care payments database. APDCs collect and release information on the cost of health care within the state.

This report recommends price transparency that details median prices by payer, provider, service, and zip code, as well as patient out-of-pocket expenses specific to the patient, plan, procedure and provider.

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