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Only 3 States Get An ‘A’ On Health Care Price Transparency Report Card

Meanwhile, 43 states got failing grades, according to the 2016 Report Card on State Price Transparency Laws.

Modern Healthcare: Price Transparency Eludes Consumers In 43 States
Just seven states achieved a passing grade for making usable healthcare price information available to consumers, a new study finds. The other 43 states failed at price transparency because they didn't collect claims data from all payers or they failed to make the data accessible to the public through a website, according to the 2016 Report Card on State Price Transparency Laws. (Barkholz, 7/26)

New Hampshire Union Leader: NH Wins Praise For Access To Health Care Information
New Hampshire received national praise — and tied for top score — helping residents make educated choices on health care, according to an annual report card. “Only three states — New Hampshire, Colorado and Maine — received an A for providing detailed pricing on a variety of procedures through easy-to-use public websites, backed by rich data sources,” said the report by two nonprofit organizations focused on health reform, the Catalyst for Payment Reform and Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute. (7/26)

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