Georgia scores an ‘F’

Georgia scored an ‘F’ in the new Report Card on State Price Transparency Laws developed by Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR) and Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3).

Forty-five states received a failing grade, only two received a B (Maine and Massachusetts), and no states earned an A. The full report is here.

 

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This is a shame. Georgia had a functioning quality and pricing website in 2007; Georgia Hospital Quality Check and Georgia Hospital Price Check. Both websites were run by the Georgia Hospital Association’s Partners for Health and Accountability. The sites are officially ‘undergoing maintenance”. (They have been for several years.) The GHA has no immediate plans to publicly release hospital level quality or pricing information.

PHA has discontinued publishing their annual reports (since 2008) and appears to have been absorbed into GHA’s Hospital Engagement Network program.

Maybe this is why the State got an ‘F’.

Some limited data is available through AHRQ’s website.

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