Source: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
The Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO) has released its latest publication, Health Care Data Transparency Basics 2016.
The brief explores the rationale for health care price transparency, the challenges it presents, and potential policy approaches at the state level to increase transparency.
While there are many factors, such as socioeconomic and physical conditions that contribute to health care spending and outcomes, health care price and quality are key elements. However, accessing and evaluating price and quality data can be extremely difficult. As a result, there is significant momentum at the local, state, and federal levels – in both public and private sectors – to implement programs and policies that increase health care data transparency.
In 2012, HPIO released its first Transparency Basics publication and, as interest in the topic continued to grow, HPIO hosted a forum on the subject in December 2015 and created this publication to update policymakers on the issue.