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Study Finds Savings Low for Employers Who Cap Payments for Certain Treatments
Kaiser Health News Link to more items from this source
Oct. 9, 2014
"While the idea, known as 'reference pricing,' does highlight the huge variation in what hospitals and other medical providers charge for the same services ... it does little to lower overall health care spending.... The use of price limits has also drawn concern from consumer groups that it might lead to confusion -- and end up sticking patients with large, unexpected bills if the programs are not clearly explained."

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