Most States Fail to Make The Grade In Health Care Price Transparency For Consumers

WASHINGTON and SAN FRANCISCO – MARCH 18, 2013 – A new Report Card on State Price Transparency Laws developed by two non-profits – Catalyst for Payment Reform(CPR) and the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3) – aims to improve the information available to consumers about prices for health care services and encourage further effort in this area. The Report Card takes a comprehensive look at state laws designed to give consumers basic information about the average or expected prices of common health care services and gives only 14 states a “C” or better.

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