Voices for Smarter, Better Healthcare

The State of Healthcare Transparency: Research Reveals Opportunities for Health Plans

As in previous years, the research clearly shows that healthcare consumers want cost information—especially insights into what they should expect to pay out of pocket for care before they go to an appointment.
by Anna Greene  |  May 25, 2021

Flash Summary: Final Price Transparency Rules for Health Plans

Just shy of a year since the proposed rules were announced, the Trump administration today shared the final version of ...
by Matt Parker  |  October 29, 2020

Are Cost and Quality in Health Care Intrinsically Linked? Spoiler: Nope

In the midst of this push for shoppable services and health care cost transparency (which are great things!), there remains a question in the backs of many people’s minds: Does choosing a lower-cost provider mean you’ll receive lower-quality care?
by Court Brower  |  July 21, 2020

All About Transparency: Popular Health Care Cost Searches of 2019

With millions of searches for health care cost estimates taking place with HealthSparq each year, we’re always excited to see which services people search for most. This not only helps us best understand our users’ needs but gives us insight into the overall state of health care shopping and consumers’ ...
by Anna Greene  |  February 19, 2020

CMS Releases Proposed Price Transparency Rules for Payers: An Initial Take

New proposed rules for insurers were released today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) designed, in large part, to increase price transparency. 
by Matt Parker  |  November 15, 2019