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Private Companies Providing Tools to Help Patients Navigate the Minefield of Health Care Pricing
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Jan. 8, 2014

"There are multiple efforts underway to improve price transparency including state and federal government efforts, health plan websites, and consumer-oriented websites. However, private companies have also emerged to provide pricing tools. These companies play a key role, yet have been rarely mentioned or studied in the academic literature.... These 'third-party vendors' work with self-insured employers to aggregate price information from past claims and make it available to employees."

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