Why You Should Know the Cost of Your Medical Treatments

radiotimesCheck out this WHYY Radio Times segment I participated in on health care price transparency:

When it comes to the cost of treating an illness, do you know how much your care costs? Many experts believe if patients would be more value- and cost-conscious when it comes to choosing where they receive care, overall health spending could be significantly reduced. Of course, all this would require providers to make their charges public so that patients could become smarter health-care consumers. Given higher co-pays and deductibles many health plans require, health care price transparency could be an idea whose time has come… (Listen to the RadioTimes segment here

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