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Reference Pricing: When Transparency Is Not Enough

In most markets, consumers can compare prices and shop for the items they want. For example, to buy a new pair of shoes, a consumer can typically drive to a shopping mall and choose from a number of stores. Each store typically carries a number of different styles and brands. The consumer might choo

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California Legislative Beat: Noteworthy 2017 Bills Still Pending That Should be Passed

As year two of the California legislative session goes into full swing, a couple of bills introduced in 2017 are still active and waiting to be passed. This month’s post will look at four active 2017 bills that should be considered for passage.

 

SB 199:

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The Source Roundup: May 2018 Edition

Happy May! In this edition of the Source Roundup, we cover four academic articles and reports from March and April. The topics this month include: 1) the unfilled promise of price transparency to encourage price shopping, 2) FDA’s actions on prescription drug prices, 3) the phenomenon of overpayme

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California Proposes Legislation to Establish An All-Payer Claims Database – 5 Questions and Answers to Understand AB 2502

What is AB 2502 About?

To better understand healthcare costs and promote price transparency, AB 2502 proposes the establishment of an all-payer claims database (APCD) in Californ

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Are APCDs the Solution to Price Transparency in Healthcare?

As health care costs continue to rise, voters have identified “health care” as the top issue for the 2018 elections. In re

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The Source Roundup: April 2018 Edition

Happy April! In this edition of the Source Roundup, we cover five academic articles from February and March. The topics this month include: 1) a comparative look at US health care spending and 2) solutions to the rising cost of prescription drugs.

 

Comparative Look at US Health C

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