Authors

Mark Merlis

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

3-28-2007

Abstract

Growing numbers of consumers are in health plans that give them incentives to be more cost-conscious. Yet complex pricing systems and limited information may make it hard to choose among providers and treatment options. This report examines steps that insurers and others have taken to make better price information available, possible government measures to further promote price transparency or to simplify price comparisons, and the likely effects on consumer behavior and provider competition.

Open Access

yes

 
 

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