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Webinar: Price Transparency – PARA HealthCare Analytics – KHSC Preferred Vendor

KHSC Newsletter (Sept. 4, 2020) – Today, consumers and patients are faced with challenges because of the high deductible health insurance plans available via the state and federal marketplaces. Patients have increased financial health care cost responsibilities forcing patients to shop for their health care services. It has created the need for meaningful and easy to use price transparency solutions.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released guidelines with price transparency mandates that go into effect for hospitals on Jan. 1, 2021. Putting these regulations into action is a growing concern as the Jan 1, 2021, deadline is rapidly approaching. The Kansas Health Service Corporation has partnered with PARA HealthCare Analytics to provide this assistance to Kansas hospitals.

Included in this article is a PDF of some Q&As on the price transparency solution; a link to a recording of a recent national webinar on price transparency; and a link to the PARA Price Transparency Process Paper: PARA Price Transparency Process Paper.

In addition, KHSC invites you to participate in a free information webinar at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9 or 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14. This presentation is focused on understanding the requirements and PARA's readily available price transparency solutions.


--Steve Poage