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Washington (November 20, 2017)—Efforts to improve health care price transparency through increasing access to meaningful information can work to mend the fragmentation of health care, said the American College of Physicians (ACP) in a new policy paper released today. Improving Health Care Efficacy and Efficiency through Increased Transparency examines the current environment and challenges to achieving greater health care transparency and lays out a set of recommendations aimed at increasing and improving transparency.
“Our health care system is undergoing multiple shifts; an increase in insured patients, moving payments to quality-based systems, and ever increasing data. Additionally, patients are increasingly responsible for a greater portion of their health care costs through higher deductibles, co-insurance, and cost sharing making the need for health care transparency even more important,” said Jack Ende, MD, MACP, president, ACP. “Health care price transparency is an important component to address costs for patients and hold the health care system accountable to those it serves.”
The paper outlines the following recommendations to improve transparency:
“This is a complicated issue. The health care market is different from other markets and should be looked at in a way that takes into account these unique qualities,” concluded Dr. Ende. “However, while also acknowledging the limitations of health care transparency, it is vital to support policies that improve health care price transparency tools; protect patients from high, unexpected out-of-pocket costs when they had little or no control over their care situation; and streamline to access to reliable price, cost, and quality data.”
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