Managed Healthcare Executive   |  September 24, 2020

Katie Keith, J.D., M.P.H., a healthcare consultant who blogs about the ACA for Health Affairs, said these rules are deeply unpopular among insurers and hospitals. “I don’t think anyone in the industry wants their prices — their negotiated rates — to be public,” she says. … Keith says asking consumers to make decisions based on cost effectiveness might be a bridge too far. However, she believes that having price data publicly available could help improve the healthcare system in other ways by, for example, aiding cost-effectiveness research.“I don’t buy that it’s effective at the individual consumer level,” she said. “But for the system, I think it could be really valuable.”

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