Outlook 2014 health care: Price transparency

A article in the Puget Sound Business Journal by Valerie Bauman reported on trends in health care in 2014, quoting Mary McWilliams, executive director of the Washington Health Alliance. Bauman wrote: “Transparency will be the health care buzzword of 2014, particularly in Washington, which has an industry-government collaboration working to bring clarity to the health care decisions that consumers make. The difference in 2014 will be that people won’t just demand transparency for health care quality — they will want to know what they are paying for.” Read the rest of the article (subscription required).

Published: December 27, 2013

About Washington Health Alliance

The Washington Health Alliance is a place where stakeholders work collaboratively to transform Washington state’s health care system for the better. The Alliance brings together organizations that share a commitment to drive change in our health care system by offering a forum for critical conversation and aligned efforts by stakeholders: purchasers, providers, health plans, consumers and other health care partners. The Alliance believes strongly in transparency and offers trusted and credible reporting of progress on measures of health care quality and value. The Alliance is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit with more than 185 member organizations. A cornerstone of the Alliance's work is the Community Checkup, a report to the public comparing the performance of medical groups, hospitals and health plans and offering a community-level view on important measures of health care quality (www.wacommunitycheckup.org).

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