Study leads to more urge for price transparency

A new study has led to its authors strongly urging better price transparency for patients. That study, just published in JAMA Internal Medicine, found few enrollees in high-deductible health plans were prompted to shop around for healthcare services, despite the fact that their own money was put at risk. "There is a need for greater availability of price information and innovative approaches to enrollee engagement," said a research letter from JAMA that commented on the study. Read the full article at FierceHealthPayer