Consumer-Directed Health Care: The Uncertain Future of Price Transparency Initiatives

CompareCare, Massachusetts’ online price transparency initiative, was recently launched by the Center for Health Information and Analysis.1 Designed with the public in mind, CompareCare is home to in-state cost, quality, and safety data on multiple medical procedures.1 The latest state to institute an online consumer-directed resource, Massachusetts is but one of many entrants into a rapidly expanding national field. A total of 28 states enacted statutes mandating health care price transparency tools.

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