How Much Is That X-Ray? Still Hard To Say, Even In Massachusetts

WBUR’s Martha Bebinger, working in partnership with Kaiser Health News and NPR, reports: "Finding out how much an X-ray costs sounds like a simple question. But it is actually very difficult to get an answer. In Massachusetts, a new state law requires insurers to be able to tell members how much a test, treatment or surgery will cost. But while the new law pulls back the curtain on prices of health procedures to some degree, the burden is still on the patient to ask for information. And, as a recent test drive of the new law showed, there are quite a few hoops for patients to jump through" (Bebinger, 11/9). Read the story.

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