WA Makes Healthcare Price Transparency Consumer-Friendly
Getting claims data for the entire population and tying that information to care quality performance is vital to advancing healthcare price transparency.
By Jacqueline LaPointe
Armed with an extensive amount of claims data, Mounts and her team set out to make the pricing information available to consumers. They decided to go to healthcare data analytics experts to facilitate that process. “Oregon Health and Science University’s Center for Health Systems Effectiveness is the lead organization,” she stated. “They manage the day-to-day operations of the database for us.” The Washington State Office of Financial Management also works with Onpoint Health Data from Portland, Maine, a non-profit organization that established a systematic method for collecting, collating, and distributing disparate data to aid healthcare decision making.
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