How Much IS That? Making Health Care Price-Transparent

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Summary: On Twitter, the hashtag #HCPT stands for Health Care Price Transparency. People use that hashtag to anchor discussions about healthcare pricing, resources for finding out “how much is that” in healthcare, negotiating price with healthcare providers, and the ins and outs of understanding your insurer’s Explanation Of Benefit (EOB) statements, and any other healthcare price/cost visibility issues that are in the news, or on people’s minds. Keep reading for an invitation to a tweetchat, or…

 

 


An #HCPT tweetchat is a set time, twice a month, the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month at 8 p.m. Eastern time, when people interested in driving change in healthcare cost control, healthcare pricing, and all other issues related to consumer-level AND system-level transparency on cost/price in health care get together on Twitter to chew on some ideas.

All the tweets with that hashtag during the specified hour will be included in the tweetchat transcript.

The moderators of the #HCPT chats are price transparency warriors Jeanne Pinder of ClearHealthCosts.com and Casey Quinlan of Mighty Casey Media.

To suggest a future #HCPT topic or moderator, please tweet your recommendations to @CHCosts or @MightyCasey.

On Monday, July 21, we’ll focus the chat on a couple of topics that relate to a current ClearHealthCosts.com project with KQED and Southern California Public Radio called Price Check.

T1: Do you read your medical bills?
T2: How much does your insurer reduce your bills for medical care?
T3: Do you ever pay cash even though you’re insured to get a lower price?
T4: What’s your favorite “guerrilla tactic” in the medical marketplace?

Join us on Monday, July 21, at 8 p.m. Eastern time, and share your ideas!