Achieving Price Transparency for Consumers: A Toolkit for Hospitals

With the rise in higher-deductible health plans and coinsurance, Americans are paying an increasingly greater proportion of their health care costs out of pocket. This means that consumer demand for meaningful and transparent price information will only continue to grow. To meet this demand, hospitals and health systems must take a critical look at where they currently fall on the price transparency spectrum and take steps to improve how they communicate pricing information with patients and their community.

With the rise in higher-deductible health plans and coinsurance, Americans are paying an increasingly greater proportion of their health care costs out of pocket. This means that consumer demand for meaningful and transparent price information will only continue to grow. To meet this demand, hospitals and health systems must take a critical look at where they currently fall on the price transparency spectrum and take steps to improve how they communicate pricing information with patients and their community.

In support of this effort, the AHA developed “Achieving Price Transparency for Consumers: A Toolkit for Hospitals.” This resource will spark conversation and action by allowing hospitals to assess their current efforts and learn from others through case examples and sample price transparency tools.

It will be updated periodically with new price transparency tools and resources.

Learn from other hospitals' insights about their own work in price transparency in these case studies:

  • Augusta Health
  • Baptist Health System
  • Billings Clinic
  • Holy Cross Hospital
  • Littleton Regional Healthcare
  • North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
  • North Valley Hospital
  • Northcrest Medical Center
  • St. Joseph Medical Center