Patients Want to Know What Procedures will Cost
Make it easy for them to find out and then pay you.
It is well-known that health care consumers (patients) have become much more informed when making their health care decisions. And some states are better than others at providing the necessary information for patients to make informed choices. One of the leaders in providing transparent health care information is Massachusetts. The Mass Insight Survey Research Group conducts an annual survey of MA residents. Since 2004, they have tracked how much of a cost burden residents feel from premiums, co-pays, prescription drugs, and deductibles. The data released on May 6, 2013 is eye opening: