California has earned a "D" grade for its transparency on pricing for hospital and clinic services, according to a national report card from the Catalyst for Payment Reform and the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute, Modern Healthcare reports.
How States Were Graded
For the report, state laws were graded on:
•How easily the laws allow patients to access health care pricing information;
•Whether laws required disclosure of prices or discounts paid by health insurers; and
•How many health care providers and procedures were included in the pricing data.
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