Who Sets The Price Of Your Health Care?
Minnesota Public Radio talks with an expert to unravel who sets prices and how. In the meantime, everyone involved in the health care sector is busy trying to figure out how best to measure quality in the system.
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The Hidden Prices Of Health Care Leaves Everyone In The Dark
Have you ever wished that healthcare costs were more transparent? MPR News' Kerri Miller wades into the quandry of health care pricing with Dr. Gerald Kominski to examine the hidden costs of health care, how pricing is established, who sets the price of procedures and who actually knows what health care costs. (Miller, 7/30)
Health Care Tries To Solve The ‘Quality’ Riddle
There’s emerging agreement among government officials, providers, insurers and academics that the growing demand for providers to report quality measures — which now number in the thousands across Medicare, Medicaid, private payers and other government programs — is making it harder, not easier, to tell whether patients are actually receiving better care. (Mershon, 7/30)