Hospital price transparency remains too murky for most consumers: Report

Despite a requirement that hospitals publicize pricing data on their web sites to help consumers shop for medical services, it’s nearly impossible for the average consumer to understand the pricing information that hospitals have posted, according to the Wausau Pilot & Review, citing a Kaiser Health News report. “The prices I examined were as transparent to me as hieroglyphics,” the Kaiser reporter stated of his effort to compare prices at two California hospitals for about 20 procedures.

 

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