Displaying lab test costs in health records doesn't deter doctors from ordering them

Hospitals nationwide are seeking ways to use price transparency — displaying the price of lab tests at the time when doctors are placing the order — to nudge doctors to consider whether the benefits are worth the cost. But, results of a new study show that simply displaying the Medicare allowable fees did not have an overall impact on how clinicians ordered these tests. The results are published today in JAMA Internal Medicine and presented at the Society of General Internal Medicine annual meeting in Washington, DC. …read more

Source: EurekAlert

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