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The use of reference-based pricing (RBP) to pay for the health care services has been growing over the last decade. This article discusses how RBP approaches have changed and improved over time, helping plan sponsors negotiate better prices for health care services. The term reference-based pricing...

Physicians, hospitals and medical labs are grappling with the rise in high-deductible insurance. (Bloomberg) — Doctors, hospitals and medical labs used to be concerned about patients who didn’t have insurance not paying their bills. Now they’re scrambling to get paid by the ones who do have...

(Becker's Hospital Review) - Overall health care prices in Anchorage, Alaska and San Jose, Calif., are 65 percent above the national average, according to the Health Care Cost Institute. HCCI's Healthy Market Index considered more than 1.78 billion commercial claims and compared the average price paid...

A study found insurers often pay different prices for the same procedure at the same hospital. (Vox) - We’ve known for decades now that there is widespread variation in what different hospitals charge for the same medical procedures. Study after study confirms this finding (one of...