Prices Paid to Hospitals by Private Health Plans: Findings from Round 4 of an Employer-Led Transparency Initiative
The lack of transparency of prices in the health care market limits the ability of employers to knowledgeably develop or implement benefit design decisions. This report is designed to allow an easy comparison of hospital prices using a single metric.
May 17, 2022
RAND researchers used data from 49 states and Washington, D.C., to assess hospital prices paid by private health plans. Data sources included $33.8 billion in spending from 3,112 community hospitals—more than half of community hospitals nationwide.
Feb 24, 2021
Rapid Discontinuation of Chronic, High-Dose Opioid Treatment for Pain: Prevalence and Associated Factors
This study used claims data from over 500,000 chronic high-dose opioid episodes initiated during 2017 and 2018 to examine prevalence of rapid discontinuation and identify associated patient demographics, clinician, and community factors.
Nationwide Evaluation of Health Care Prices Paid by Private Health Plans: Findings from Round 3 of an Employer-Led Transparency Initiative
The authors use data from 2016 to 2018 to document variation in facility prices for the commercially insured population. They report differences in standardized negotiated prices and prices relative to Medicare reimbursement rates.
Sep 18, 2020