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Category Health Care, Health Care Policy (MA), Price Transparency, White Papers

Date: August 12, 2015

Author: Barbara Anthony, Senior Fellow in Healthcare, assisted by Scott Haller, Northeastern University Co-op Intern

Pioneer surveyed 96 specialists from across Massachusetts, split almost evenly among dentists, dermatologists, ophthalmologists and gastroenterologists.  With the exception of dentists and some ophthalmologists, many medical specialists make it very difficult for Massachusetts consumers to reap the benefits of a state law that requires medical price transparency. This survey highlighted some
shortcomings in the current law and the need for additional guidance and coordination from government agencies and professional associations.