Insurers Team Up to Release Some Provider Data

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On the heals of Medicare’s recent release of payments made to physicians and hospitals , UnitedHealth Group, Aetna Inc., and Humana have teamed up to provide some price transparency for consumers.  The insurers have aggregated their data to provide a reference price for health care services in their community.  Customers of those insurers will receive more detailed information.  There will be limits on the information, as it is proprietary for the insurers.  The amount paid to specific doctors and hospitals will not be available.

Cigna, Wellpoint, and Kaiser Permanente declined to be involved.