Illuminating health care pricing organizations to watch headline

Summary: ClearHealthCosts is featured along with 13 other health cost transparency organizations in a post titled “Illuminating Health Care Prices: Organizations to Watch” on the executive masters of health administration online site at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University.

Emily Newhook, the community relations manager for the Milken Institute School of Public Health, wrote: “Health care costs have increased three times faster than wages over the past decade. Just like any marketplace, prices for medical procedures, equipment and treatments vary dramatically among providers. An appendectomy can cost anywhere from $1,529 to $186,990 . A hip replacement could run from $11,100 to $125,798. But trying to determine the actual price you’ll pay — or the one you should be paying — can be daunting for the average consumer. And once that pricing information is available, how can we aggregate and utilize it to make health care more affordable for everyone? Here, we’ve broken down the issue of health care price transparency and profiled fourteen exciting, effective and innovative organizations that support it in different ways.”

Here are the 14 organizations:

  • American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation (ABIM) — Choosing Wisely
  • California Health Care Foundation (CHCF)
  • Castlight Health
  • Catalyst for Payment Reform
  • ClearHealthCosts
  • Change Healthcare
  • Costs of Care
  • Council for Affordable Health Insurance (CAHI)
  • Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI)
  • FAIR Health
  • Healthcare Bluebook
  • Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI)
  • Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute
  • Health Care Financial Management Association (HFMA) – Price Transparency Task Force

The full article is here: Illuminating Health Care Prices: Organizations to Watch – MPH@GW.

Jeanne Pinder

Jeanne Pinder  is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a reporter, editor and human resources executive, then volunteered for a buyout and founded...