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CMS adds new quality measures to two Compare sites

CMS adds new quality measures to two Compare sites

By Maria Castellucci  |  December 12, 2017

The CMS announced Tuesday that it added four new quality measures for healthcare consumers to view on the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility and Long-Term Care Hospital Compare websites.

Physicians, patients define high-value care differently

Physicians, patients define high-value care differently

By Maria Castellucci  |  December 08, 2017

A recent survey found that in defining high-value care, patients emphasize costs and convenience while doctors see relationships and patient outcomes as better indicators of value.

Consumers use price transparency tools to financially plan, not shop around

Consumers use price transparency tools to financially plan, not shop around

By Maria Castellucci  |  November 10, 2017

A survey found nearly half of healthcare consumers seek price information to budget for out-of-pocket expenses, while just 11% do it to compare prices. Approximately 3 out of 5 consumers stick with their provider even if they know the costs beforehand.

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