Behind the Curtain: Price Transparency in Health Care

CPE Credits: 
1
Session Time: 
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:30pm
Room: 
240 Complex
Field of Study: 
Finance
Level: 
Intermediate
Prerequisite: 
Basic understanding of benefit and health care administration in government
Description: 

Studies suggest that price transparency in health care could create an annual savings of more than $36 billion in medical costs – if patients and providers could get price information easily. However, that simply isn’t possible, and as consumers, governments are at a significant disadvantage in shopping for health care. Price information is not transparent, and making comparisons across options is not easy. Attend this session to understand the issues and to learn what steps governments can take to obtain the information they need in order to make more informed decisions about their health-care benefits.

Speakers: 
Moderator
Department Fiscal Administrator
City of San Antonio, TX
Speaker
Allan Baumgarten's Health Market Reviews and Consulting
Speaker
Vice President and Director of Research
Public Agenda
Speaker
Health and Group Benefits Leader
Towers Watson
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