AXIOS May 13, 2024
Tina Reed

Employers trying to rein in rising health costs are also taking the fight directly to health care providers.

Why it matters: New transparency around the price of health care services and workers’ mounting frustration with costs are emboldening some employers to get tough in negotiations with hospitals and provider groups.

  • “We can improve quality and can make health care more efficient. But if we continue to see very significant increases in unit price … it just makes the job of providing health benefits incredibly challenging,” said Guy D’Andrea, executive director of Catalyst for Payment Reform.

Between the lines: Employers have often struggled to get good answers from providers about how services are priced, said Rosa Novo, who oversees...

Today's Sponsors

LEK
ZeOmega

Today's Sponsor

LEK

 
Topics: Employer, Healthcare System, Patient / Consumer, Pricing / Spending, Provider
How employers can make life easier for workers who are caregivers
Passion Projects: How Exploration Can Drive Corporate Innovation
US uninsured rate to increase over next decade: CBO
U.S. health care is deeply unequal — and might get worse
Podcast: Breaking Down the CBO's Insurance Coverage Projections w/ Sabrina Corlette – Health Affairs Podcast

Share This Article