Healthcare Pricing and Price Transparency
1. Describe the recent scrutiny of the methods of healthcare pricing. Is this scrutiny justified, or unjustified?
2. What can healthcare managers do to be best prepared for increasing future calls for transparency (either voluntary, or state-mandated)?
3. How have state transparency laws affected healthcare pricing in your home state, or state of current residency? Can you locate the exact costs of healthcare services you or your family may need in the near future?
4. How is cost-shifting implemented within the healthcare settings? Do you believe this ethical?
5. Discounting prices to some recipients or payers occur, but how and why does this happen?
6. Why can’t you simply look on each provider’s website to see the exact cost of your office visit, or your x-ray?