Resources

In the News

After Surgery, Surprise $117,000 Medical Bill From Doctor He Didn't Know (New York Times, 09/20/2014)

How much does that X-ray cost? New Hampshire will say, but Florida won't (Miami Herald, 09/18/2014)

Healthcare price averages don't give Miami-Dade tools to cut costs (Miami Herald, 09/18/2014)

Patients take on more of healthcare costs, but struggle to find prices (Miami Herald, 09/14/2014)

Understanding prices and procedures (Miami Herald, 09/13/2014)

In U.S. and S. Fla., healthcare costs often shrouded in secrecy (Miami Herald, 09/13/2014)

Why We Should Know the Price of Medical Tests (The New York Times, 08/05/2014)

Health care costs driven by facilities more than doctors (The Tennessean, 08/05/2014)

S.F. Supervisor Mark Farrell introduces health care transparency legislation (San Francisco Business Times, 07/07/2014)

A reminder that not everyone loves more transparency for health-care prices (Wonkblog, 06/23/2014)

Senate asks healthcare groups to weigh in on transparency data (Mobi Health News, 06/18/2014)

The Health Data Revolution Enters An Awkward Adolescence (NPR, 06/04/2014)

Stanford conference focuses on big data in health care (San Francisco Chronicle, 05/22/2014)

Insurers, institute plan free online tool to let consumers see health care costs (Dallas Morning News, 05/14/2014)

Price transparency stinks in health care. Here's how the industry wants to change that. (Wonkblog, 04/16/2014)

Data may help curb health care cost (Cincinnati Enquirer, 04/14/2014)

Medicare Data Could Change How Patients Choose Doctors (Morning Edition, 04/10/2014)

Next steps in Medicare data transparency (The CMS Blog, 04/02/2014)

Colorado's Elusive Goal: A Complete, Useful Health Care Price List (Kaiser Health News, 02/19/2014)

Inslee, lawmakers pushing to lift veil on pricing for health care (The Seattle Times, 02/01/2014)

Roanoke Co. doctor's office posts prices for cash-paying patients (The Roanoke Times, 01/26/2014)

Medicare posts hospitals' 'clean and dirty laundry' on Hospital Compare website (Charleston Post and Courier, 01/19/2014)

Miami Childrens Hospital Part Of A Trend: Revealing Some Price Information (Miami Herald, 01/14/2014)

Pricing transparency a trend to watch in 2014 (USA Today, 01/01/2014)

Editorial: 2014 is a time for health-care transparency (Seattle Times, 12/21/2013)

Health Care Prices Move to Center Stage (New York Times, 12/12/2013)

New York State Hospital Data Exposes Big Markups, and Odd Bargains (New York Times, 12/09/2013)

Does Knowing Medical Prices Save Money? CalPERS Experiment Says Yes (Kaiser Health News, 12/06/2013)

As Hospital Prices Soar, a Stitch Tops $500 (New York Times, 12/02/2013)

Price Transparency Tools: The Good News, The Challenges, And The Way Forward (Health Affairs Blog, 11/20/2013)

Good Deals on Pills? It's Anyone's Guess (New York Times, 11/09/2013)

S.C. Medicaid agency, USC publish a mountain of Medicaid data on new SC HealthViz website (Charleston Post and Courier, 09/22/2013)

The $2.7 Trillion Medical Bill (New York Times, 06/01/2013)

Transparency Reports

Meaningful Price Information Is Difficult for Consumers to Obtain Prior to Receiving Care (U.S. Government Accountability Office)

Report Card on State Price Transparency Laws (Catalyst for Payment Reform)

The State of the Art of Price Transparency Tools and Solutions (Catalyst for Payment Reform)

South Carolina Resources

Every Patient Counts: The SC Partnership to Advance Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare — http://www.myschospital.org

SC HealthViz: South Carolina eHealth Medicaid Statistics — http://www.schealthviz.sc.edu

Other State Resources

California — http://www.oshpd.ca.gov/chargemaster

Florida — http://www.floridahealthfinder.gov

Maine — http://gateway.maine.gov/MHDO/healthcost

Minnesota — http://www.mnhealthscores.org

New Hampshire — http://www.nhhealthcost.org/costByProcedure.aspx

New York — https://health.data.ny.gov

Other Resources

Aetna — http://www.aetna.com/individuals-families-health-insurance/tool/member-payment-estimator.html

Castlight Health — http://www.castlighthealth.com

Change Healthcare — http://www.changehealthcare.com

Catalyst for Payment Reform — http://www.catalyzepaymentreform.org

Healthcare Blue Book — https://www.healthcarebluebook.com

HealthSparq — http://www.healthsparq.com

Medicare: Hospital Compare — http://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare

Medicare: Provider Charge Data — http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/Medicare-Provider-Charge-Data

National Conference on State Legislatures — State Actions Related to Transparency and Disclosure of Health and Hospital Charges

UDS Mapper — http://www.udsmapper.org