- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Two nonprofit groups pushing for health care reform give New Hampshire top marks when it comes to transparency in health care prices.

A report issued by the Health Care Incentives Institute and Catalyst for Payment Reform gives the NH HealthCost website the only “A” grade in the country. The site, developed by the Insurance Department in 2007, underwent a major overhaul last year. It uses claims data from the state’s health insurers to show patients estimated prices for more than two dozen procedures such as knee surgeries and X-rays and to allow them to compare costs among hospitals and outpatient facilities.

The report says that New Hampshire is proof that even small states with few resources can develop and maintain a useful and consumer-friendly website on health care prices.

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