With healthcare dollars already in short supply, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) recently mandated that employers and health plan sponsors provide free access to certain preventive services for covered individuals.
This Healthcare Transparency Index (HCTI) report focuses on a subset of the ACA-covered preventive services and demonstrates up to 755% variance in their costs.
About the Healthcare Transparency Index
Affording the Affordable Care Act: Engaging Employees in Finding Lower-Cost Preventive Care
Due to rising healthcare costs, employers are increasing deductibles and considering aggressive benefit plan design changes. Employees and their families will be increasingly accountable for "shopping" and paying for their healthcare, making it more critical than ever to understand the costs involved. Cost transparency tools have emerged as a leading solution to provide consumers the resources they need to make better healthcare purchasing decisions and reduce costs for themselves and for plan sponsors. The HCTI is the first market resource to provide regular insight to the challenges and opportunities resulting from healthcare price variance. The data is sourced from Change Healthcare's proprietary, HIPAA-compliant database built upon nearly four years of client claims data. The report's pricing and behavioral content is derived from the Change Healthcare Transparency Messenger™ platform.
For more information about the Transparency Messenger™ and the Healthcare Transparency Index, please call 888-920-5234.
Download the March 2012 Healthcare Transparency Index.
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