AMA’s New Policies support Data and Price Transparency

As part of its ongoing efforts to ensure greater health care transparency that can improve health outcomes, increase the value of health care spending and strengthen physician-patient relationships, the American Medical Association (AMA) at its annual meeting today passed two new policies that address the growing interest in health care data and price transparency.

Over the past few years, large amounts of health care information have increasingly become publicly accessible through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other sources, such as all-payer claims databases, registries and qualified entities (QEs). While more health information is available to the public, much of the released data is not timely or actionable and lacks context.   Continue>>>