Health

What would happen if U.S. hospitals openly shared their prices?

Imagine there was a store where there were no prices on items, and you never knew what you'd pay until you'd picked out your purchases and were leaving the shop. You might be skeptical that the store would have any incentive ...

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.

Health

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, ...

Health

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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