Summary: “Transparency is the new buzzword in health care with consumer demand fueling changes to state laws and giving birth to websites that publish prices for medical procedures,” our partner Julio Ochoa writes over at WUSF in Tampa-St. Petersburg. “WUSF partnered with WLRN in Miami to launch their own database called PriceCheck. But we’re not the only game in town. A Google search for the term “medical prices” turns up several tools you can use to look up healthcare costs. If you have insurance, you may have seen a similar tool on your provider’s website. Florida lawmakers even passed a price transparency law this year that will create a database of prices for medical procedures. But how do you know what the price comparison tools are really telling you? Let’s sort some of it out.” Julio Ochoa, “PriceCheck: Not All Health Care Transparency Tools Are Alike,” WUSF.
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... More by Jeanne Pinder