A recent study Duke University et out to understand if Healthcare Price Transparency is working. The study searched four medical tests in five large cities. The following are the results:
Less than 1 in 5 price estimates searches were geography specific.
In Chicago, 27% of the websites offered 1 out 4 tests price estimates
In Baltimore 7% were the results
Only 5% of web sites offered a price estimate for Hip Replacement
The Healthcare Consumer should be discouraged with the results.
ALL HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS SHOULD BE EMBARASSED!!!!!!!!!!