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Research Letter
August 2018

Changes in Ability of Hospitals to Provide Pricing for Total Hip Arthroplasty From 2012 to 2016

Author Affiliations
  • 1MD Program, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2MD Program, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 3Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Sinai Health System and University Health Network, Mount Sinai, New York, New York
  • 4Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(8):1132-1133. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.1473

Over the past decade there has been increasing demand for price transparency in US health care.1,2 A 2014 Government Accountability Office report called on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to take concrete steps to collect and disseminate pricing information.3 Most US states have legislation requiring hospitals to report price information. A 2012 study identified more than 60 state health care price transparency websites.4 Several private businesses sell price transparency products.5

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