Price Transparency Is Nice. Just Don’t Expect It to Cut Health Costs. 

Austin Frakt: “How would you find the best deal on an M.R.I. or a knee replacement? No idea, right? This lack of price transparency in health care has been cited as one of the reasons we spend too much on it. It’s easy to overpay. Health care prices vary tremendously. And there is no established relationship with quality.”

“But improved transparency isn’t working as well as hoped. Health care pricing apps and websites don’t always help patients spend less.”

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