GAO slams CMS sites on lack of cost data

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a report critical of the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services, saying its Hospital Compare and Physician Compare websites lack information about the cost of using the facilities and providers listed, and as a result are depriving seniors of key data required to make sound healthcare decisions. Most consumers are confronted with confusing layouts and gaps in data when they do visit the sites, according to the report. No fixes to these issues are expected anytime soon, the GAO reports. Read the full article at FierceHealthPayer

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