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Round 3

Hospital Price Transparency Study

Our health care system consumes vast economic resources without producing commensurate health benefits. Employers, as purchasers of health benefits, have typically not played an active role in promoting the value of care or agreed on a strategy for doing it.

While the report from round 2 of the hospital price transparency study sheds light on hospitals in 25 states, work remains to be done. RAND is currently expanding the scope of our analysis to include additional self-funded employers. Participating self-funded employers in this round (Round 3) of the study will have the option of receiving customized reports with hospital prices faced by their employee population.

More information and frequently asked questions can be found on the FAQ page.

Interested in Participating?

Enrollment for Round 3.0 has now closed. To express your interest in Round 4 and receive updates on the project, please use the form on the Contact Us page.

Required Forms

Participating employers will need a data use agreement and cost sharing agreement. These two forms are available for download in PDF format below. For a copy of these documents in Microsoft Word format, please contact