TITLE

Transparency--Will It Lead Us Back to the Future?

AUTHOR(S)
Bonney, Robert S.
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
Frontiers of Health Services Management;Spring2007, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p33
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author focuses on the use of hospitals on the combination fixed prices for certain patients and prices based on charges billed for others in the U.S. He elaborates the system and describes the advantages of using the charges as real prices. Price and quality transparency means supplying meaningful information to prospective patients. Hospitals should not renounce the responsibility of providing cost and quality information to insurance companies.
ACCESSION #
24407431

 

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