Everyone is calling for transparency in prices for health care services. If you could shop for health care services it is likely competition would improve quality and lower costs. But, as we all know too well, health care is not like shopping for computers, cars, or even electricians and contractors. There are almost no price information and limited quality data.
One health care provider is not waiting for companies like Castlight to solve the transparency problem, but has taken the initiative on its own. Since 2012, it has posted its quality data on its web site for all the public to see and has the comprehensive prices for all its surgical procedures on a web site.