Category Archives: Transparency on Prices, Quality

Transparency train rolling in health care

What took so long? Finally, the gnomes in charge of the Medicare claims information announced that they will allow access to its huge database of claims, meaning that insurers, employers and consumer groups will be able to obtain and then… Read more

Harvard profs pierce health care cost, price mess

For years, my question to hospital system executives has been: “Do you guys do cost accounting?” It is usually met by blank looks, shoulder shrugs and indefinite responses. The question was an obvious one since the pattern of chaotic pricing… Read more