As Costs Rise, More Custom Solutions May Help Meet Demand
In the U.S. we make healthcare decisions without transparency into cost – unlike most major items we purchase. With medical costs contributing to nearly 66.5% of bankruptcies in the U.S., the system needs to change. With regulations that require certain providers to share costs on procedures in place, due to the New Transparency in Coverage Rule, attention is being placed on the inequities in healthcare price.
Signs show employers are questioning the pricing and access to data on their healthcare costs. It’s a savvy move for employers looking to contain costs while not sacrificing quality or care. Members (employees and patients) report that 90% of medical decisions are made without knowing the costs in advance. As many as 4 in 10 U.S. adults report the cost of medical care is cause for them to delay or skip treatment in the last year. Options exist for increased transparency in healthcare pricing including direct contracting, reference-based pricing and on-site medical clinics in an effort to control costs.
Ryan Day, President of HST, a MultiPlan Company, explains in a MedCity News article that the promise of healthcare pricing transparency can become a reality. New innovations in pricing and transparency help to empower employers and employees with affordable healthcare.
About Ryan Day
Ryan Day, President of HST, a MultiPlan Company, oversees operations and product development, bringing to HST an extensive background in finance, developing innovative technology solutions, and strategy. He started his career with a boutique Wall Street firm specializing in investments and employee benefits for nonprofits and hospital systems.
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