Miami Children’s Hospital Part Of A Trend: Revealing Some Price Information

The Miami Herald's Daniel Chang, working in partnership with Kaiser Health News, reports: "As health insurance companies shift more financial responsibility onto consumers through higher deductibles, co-payments and co-insurance rates, hospital executives are feeling pressure to reveal their most closely-held secret: prices. Last week, Miami Children’s Hospital became one of the first in South Florida to give consumers more information — but not exactly the prices — they need to estimate their out-of-pocket costs, an increasingly important factor when deciding where to seek medical care" (Chang, 1/19). Read the story.

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