Pricing transparency has been Massachusetts law since Ch. 224 passed in 2012, and requires healthcare providers to give consumers the costs of admissions, office visits or procedures within two business days of request. The law also requires that insurance companies provide their members with price information in real time, including the member’s out of pocket costs and an online cost estimator tool.
Consumer awareness of this law has been low, but is expected to increase sharply in coming months as the state’s Center for Health Information Analysis (CHIA) launches a cost transparency website this fall and patients with high deductibles seek more affordable options for care. Is your organization ready to respond? Join us at this conference where we’ll take a look at the latest trends in healthcare pricing transparency and consumer engagement- what is working well, what are the challenges, and how can organizations be sure they are putting their best foot forward in providing accurate and meaningful information to consumers.
CONFIRMED KEYNOTE :
Current Drivers of Consumer Behavior in Choosing Healthcare
Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MHP, Associate Professor, Health Care Policy & Medicine, Harvard Medical School & Hospitalist, Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center
Additional Invited speakers from:
-Massachusetts Center for Health Information & Analysis (CHIA)
-New Hampshire Insurance Department's Price Transparency Website: NH HealthCost
-Local health plans