Surgery

Surgical price transparency tied to improved volume, revenue

(HealthDay)—Ambulatory surgery centers experience increases in patient volume, patient satisfaction, and revenue after adopting price transparency, according to a study published recently in The American Surgeon.

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Healthcare consumers find little information online

Trying to be an informed healthcare consumer in the United States is harder than you might think, according to researchers from the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. When consumers search for healthcare prices online, ...

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Out-of-pocket X-ray, CT scan costs vary widely

(HealthDay)—The out-of-pocket price for a standard chest X-ray, CT scan or ultrasound can vary by hundreds of dollars, depending on where the imaging is done, new research reveals.

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Task force recommends ways to improve price transparency

(HealthDay)—Price transparency frameworks, which provide price information presented in the context of other relevant information, should be developed to meet patients' needs, according to recommendations presented in a ...

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