In this issue of JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kondamuri et al1 illustrate the extensive informational gap limiting the ability of patients to understand just how much their health care costs. As of August 2019, only 8 states sponsored price transparency (PT) websites with cost data from all-payer claims databases, with half of these including data pertaining to otolaryngologic procedures. These data, which were of uneven quantity and quality, demonstrated substantial price variation both within and among states for tonsillectomy, diagnostic flexible laryngoscopy, and other common procedures.
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Sun GH. Price Transparency in Otolaryngology: More Questions Than Answers. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(4):380–381. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0031
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