Health Law: Who Controls Health Cost Data?


[Excerpt] “In New Hampshire, a health care consumer can use the NH Health Cost website to find information on the actual price of different medical services. The information on the website is derived from claims data collected from New Hampshire’s Comprehensive Health Care Information System (NH’s APCD). New Hampshire contends that its cost website and analysis from otherwise guarded claims data shed light on price variations for services between providers, and began a series of policy changes and market movements towards consumer-driven care, new benefit designs and enhanced reporting on health cost drivers. The APCD also supports important transparency research, analysis and reporting on the costs, quality and accessibility of health care in New Hampshire.”

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NH Bar News


NH Bar Association

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News Article