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Clear Health Costs Helps Consumers Determine If Medical Costs Will Be Just Expensive, Or Really, Really Expensive

Robin D. Schatz | Fast Company | November 27, 2013

Looking to buy a flat screen TV, a new condo, or a nonstop flight to Rio? It’s a snap to comparison shop online for the best deals. But what happens when you’re in the market for a spinal MRI, a vasectomy, or an STD test? Or what about a cardio stress test, a dental cleaning, or a little Botox? More often than not, you’re out of luck. Read More »

How Much Will That Heart Test Cost? Many Hospitals Won't Tell You

Rachael Rettner | Huffington Post | December 2, 2013

Patients often have a hard time finding out exactly what their medical care will cost them, and a new study finds that hospitals often are not able to provide price information for even simple procedures. Read More »

In Health Care, Price Transparency Alone Isn’t Enough

Ki Mae Heussner | GigaOM | January 4, 2012

As startups and consumer advocates push for more transparency in health care pricing, a study in the Journal of Consumer Research looks at how the price of medication can influence consumers’ perceived health risk. Read More »

KPMG Healthcare Report, Open Data & Consumer Comparison Shopping

KPMG’s recently released report "Something to Teach, Something to Learn"  revealed that while nearly all healthcare leaders accept that the way the industry works will change over the next five years, only a quarter of them are preparing to overhaul their business models. Read More »

myDrugCosts helps Patients find low cost Rx Alternatives

Christopher Gergen & Stephen Martin | NewsObserver.Com | April 27, 2013

Think about the last time you or members of your family needed a prescription drug. How did you go about getting it filled? If you’re like us, you relied on what the doctor told you, took it to the local pharmacy, and quite possibly came away shocked by the co-pay amount... Read More »

What Does Singapore Know About Selling Healthcare Products?

Jacqueline Fellows | HealthLeaders Media | July 3, 2013

Buying health insurance in the U.S. is not yet as straightforward as other consumer purchases, but that is changing. Health systems in Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand are far ahead of us in offering consumer choice and addressing health disparities. Read More »