For years, insurance experts have used LASIK surgery as proof that “consumerism” in health care…
We hear a lot these days about health care transparency and the ability it gives consumers to factor cost and quality data into their healthcare decisions. To this point, though, most of the tranparency tools have focused on lower-cost items like doctor visits and prescription drugs. As Bobby Clark will tell us in this session, there are tools to help us compare the big stuff too.
For years now, we’ve been talking about the need to create better health care consumers. To do that, though, consumers need to be able to compare price and quality and make an informed decision.