PRICE TRANSPARENCY

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Reference-based pricing: 3 models that cut health care cost inflation at its roots

April 12, 2021

Reference-based models address the root cause of high health care costs: the prices. Studies of health care costs reaffirm the…

Christopher Whaley

Christopher Whaley on opening the black box of employer health care spending

March 16, 2021

Julianne McGarry catches up with Christopher Whaley, PhD, Policy Researcher at RAND Corporation and one of the lead authors of…

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The companion to the RAND Price Transparency Data purchasers have been waiting for

September 14, 2020

In July 2019, CPR’s Executive Director Suzanne Delbanco published a commentary for Modern Healthcare likening the RAND Corporation’s Hospital Price…

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50 States Enacting Health Care Policy; One Searchable Database

June 22, 2020

Health care is local, and so are laws impacting health care cost and quality. If the health care system weren’t…

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We graded all 50 states on price transparency. What’s next?

May 19, 2020

Price transparency is one lever to ease the burden of rising costs, especially in today’s context where health care costs…

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Zach Brown on the impact of accessible price transparency

May 11, 2020

Suzanne Delbanco chats with Zach Brown, PhD, Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan. Zach Brown used a…

Gloria Sachdev

Gloria Sachdev on hospital-level price transparency

April 30, 2019

Listen in as Suzanne Delbanco chats with Gloria Sachdev, PharmD, President and CEO of the Employers’ Forum of Indiana. They…

Using Policy Levers to Drive Change: A Last Resort?

February 26, 2019

Let’s face it. Something has got to give. While employers and health care purchasers have long tried to implement market-based…

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Maryland and California’s Efforts to Combat Rising Prescription Drug Costs

August 21, 2018

Can states combat rising prescription drug costs? The rising costs of prescription drugs is a high priority for patients, providers,…

Niall Brennan

Niall Brennan on latest trends and analysis from the Health Care Cost Institute

June 25, 2018

Suzanne catches up with Niall Brennan, President and CEO of the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), to ask the tough…

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