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Research Letter
March 5, 2020

State-Sponsored Price Transparency Initiatives for Otolaryngologic Procedures in 2019

Author Affiliations
  • 1The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
  • 2Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 3Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 4Department of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 5, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.4861

Many recent initiatives to reduce health care spending have focused on price transparency (PT). Given that health care prices vary substantially and there is no clear association between price and quality, PT may enable consumers to seek lower-cost services and stimulate competition between clinicians.1 Furthermore, PT may serve as an important means of facilitating access to affordable care as more Americans subscribe to high-deductible plans.1,2