April 18, 2014


Clearing the Way

Rich Umbdenstock, AHA President and CEO

Patients and families want and deserve meaningful information about what they will pay for care, and America’s hospitals and the AHA are committed to providing it. The AHA is amember of the Healthcare Financial Management Association Price Transparency Task Force, which this week issued price transparency recommendations for health plans, health care providers and others, as well as a guide to help consumers estimate the cost of care. Bottom line: health plans should serve as the principal source of price information such as out-of-pocket expenses and provider exclusions for insured patients; and uninsured and out-of-network patients should be able to look to providers for price estimates that detail which services are included. Providing understandable, useful information about prices is one way all of us can help communities navigate the changing health care landscape.

Thanks,
Rich

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