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New Provider Payment Tool Increases Health Care Transparency in Colorado

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CIVHC recently released the Provider Payment Tool, the first health care transparency tool of its kind in Colorado. The tool, based on legislation passed in the 2022 session, shows how payments made to providers vary across the state.

While most other available data, including CIVHC’s Shop for Care tool, provide prices based on hospital and other facility fees and payments, this is the first comprehensive analysis identifying how much Colorado doctors and other providers get paid. The tool includes codes for thousands of services (CPT and HCPS codes) and was developed using claims information in the CO APCD.

Price transparency efforts are essential in promoting a more efficient and effective health care system. This public data helps increase transparency and equips payers and providers with information to benchmark their own payments, while helping consumers and employers understand reasonable costs.

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