43 states receive 'F' for healthcare price transparency: Altarum

Maine and New Hampshire are the only states receiving an "A" for their healthcare price transparency efforts, according to Altarum's annual state report card.

Altarum's Center for Payment Innovation, along with Catalyst for Payment Reform, has published state report cards on healthcare price transparency for the past four years. In its latest rendition, the center examined how readily consumers can access healthcare prices across all 50 states. 

High grades were given to states that required providers report prices or mandate an all-payer claims repository; offered data denoting paid amount as opposed to charged amount; provided inpatient and outpatient procedure information; and had an accessible website.

Here is how all 50 states stacked up.

Maine — A

New Hampshire — A

Maryland — B

Oregon — B

Colorado — C

Vermont — C

Virginia — C

Alabama — F

Alaska — F

Arizona — F

Arkansas — F

California — F

Connecticut — F

Delaware — F

Florida — F

Georgia — F

Hawaii — F

Idaho — F

Illinois — F

Indiana — F

Iowa — F

Kansas — F

Kentucky — F

Louisiana — F

Massachusetts — F

Michigan — F

Minnesota — F

Mississippi — F

Missouri — F

Montana — F

Nebraska — F

Nevada — F

New Jersey — F

New Mexico — F

New York — F

North Carolina — F

North Dakota — F

Ohio — F

Oklahoma — F

Pennsylvania — F

Rhode Island — F

South Carolina — F

South Dakota — F

Tennessee — F

Texas — F

Utah — F

Washington — F

West Virginia — F

Wisconsin — F

Wyoming — F 

To view the full report, including more information on methodology, click here.

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