3 provider cost-cutting strategies

To help offset the healthcare cost crisis in a post-Affordable Care Act world, there are three ways providers can slash prices, according to Meredith Rosenthal, Ph.D., associate professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, a presenter at last week's AHIP Institute in Seattle. Price transparency, reference pricing, and new delivery and payment models are viable strategies to cut healthcare costs, she said. Providers and insurers need to investigate these potential strategies, she said, because if healthcare doesn't become affordable, expanded coverage through healthcare reform won't work. Read the full article at FierceHealthPayer