Top secret no longer: What insurers pay, and what it means for you

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Top secret no longer: What insurers pay, and what it means for you

One of the biggest secrets in health care is the rates that insurance companies pay providers. One insurer might pay one provider $2,400 for an MRI and a different provider $400 — in the same locale and for the same MRI. But we rarely see documentation of that, because the rates are kept secret. So […]

Price transparency brought lower costs, more competition, study says

Summary: What happens when prices are visible? Well, prices go down, and providers compete. So: health-care marketplace, are you listening? Here’s a brand-new study about price transparency from the influential journal Health Affairs. CLICK HERE FOR PRICES     Jeanne PinderJeanne Pinder¬† is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York […]