Feds Want To Show Health Care Costs On Your Phone, But That Could Take Years

(By Fred Schulte for Kaiser Health News)

Federal officials are proposing new regulations that for the first time could allow patients to compare prices charged by various hospitals and other health care providers using data sent to their smartphones.

Donald Rucker, who coordinates health information technology policy for the Department of Health and Human Services, said he expects that the rules, first proposed in March, will give patients new power to shop for care based on price and quality.  Continue reading article here…

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