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Mar
18

Forbes: Don't Be Fooled - Patients Can Shop For Healthcare

By: Yevgeniy Feyman Price and quality transparency in health care has often been seen as the missing link for extracting more value out of our health care system. With the appropriate financial incentives, along with easily accessible cost estimators and information on physician and hospital quality, patients could flock to the lowest-cost, highest-quality providers. But a new study by the Health ...
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Mar
04

KHN: Consumer Choice Doesn't Significantly Lower Healthcare Spending - Study

A new study throws cold water on the popular idea that consumers can save themselves and the health care system loads of money if they become savvier shoppers for health care services. T he analysis by the Health Care Cost Institute foc used on what consumers paid out of pocket, where comparison shopping can result in lower costs. The study found that less than 7 percent of total health care spend...
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Mar
03

The Washington Post: Why Savvy Shoppers Can't Fix Health-Care Spending

In an  article  from Carolyn Johnson of The Washington Post, it is postulated that there are many different reasons Americans cannot fix the often high prices of health care.  " One popular view of how to corral out-of-control health-care spending is to empower smart shoppers -- to arm individual patients with the information and incentives to shop around for the cheapest imagi...
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