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Second CMS Data Release Confirms Unexplained Variability in Sticker Prices and Steady Cost Increases

CMS' Second Data Release Confirms Unexplained Variability in Sticker Prices and Steady Cost Increases, CHIDS researchers find. Recently, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services released data containing provider charges (i.e. sticker prices) and payments for FY 2012. This data was first released for FY 2011, and received substantial media attention due to the large variability of sticker prices, especially among nearby providers. We compared the trends from 2012 to those from 2011, and found that the variability in sticker prices was very similar across both years.

Workshop on Health IT and Economics

Workshop on Health IT and Economics (WHITE 2014)

October 10-11, 2014

WHITE is an annual summit designed to deliver the latest research, inspire innovation, and accelerate healthcare transformation at the intersection of health information technology and economics. WHITE cultivates a multidisciplinary research community by stimulating new ideas with both policy and business implications and engaging with multiple health ecosystem stakeholders.

Time: 
October 10, 2014 (All day) to October 11, 2014 (All day)

WHITE 2013 Speakers Cover Gains in Patient Engagement, Operational Efficiency

Technology is opening the "black box" of hospital operations to researchers, while patient empowerment and groundbreaking, patient-centered and patient-powered research networks loom to tackle health challenges from obesity to rare diseases.

These topics were among the focal points of the fourth annual Workshop on Health IT and Economics (WHITE) held Nov. 15-16 in Washington D.C., and presented by the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) in the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.

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