Employer Hospital Price Transparency Project

In Partnership with the RAND Corporation.

Rand 2.0

This study aimed to:

  • Enable employers to be better-informed consumers when shopping for health plans and provider networks.
  • Hold hospitals, hospital systems, and health plans accountable for the prices they have negotiated.
  • Report hospital prices relative to a Medicare benchmark.

Focusing on 2015 to 2017, researchers analyzed claims data from 4 million people who received hospital services from 1851 hospitals in 24 states. Hospitals included in the analysis are from Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.