Cash Markets in Health Care

Tuesday, June 14, 2016: 1:15 PM-2:45 PM
G55 (Huntsman Hall)
Katherine Hempstead

This session focuses on consumer decision making and provider prices in markets where consumers pay for health care with cash. Included papers include the impact of sizable cash-paying populations on hospital charges, outpatient visit prices charged to uninsured customers, and relationship between cash and negotiated prices for imaging.

1:15 PM
The Amish and hospital prices: the impact of a cash-paying population

Author(s): Katherine Hempstead

Discussant: Angela Fertig

1:35 PM
Shopping for Primary Care: What Can Patients Learn When They Ask for Price?

Author(s): Brendan Saloner

Discussant: Michel H. Boudreaux

1:55 PM
A cash market for imaging in California

Author(s): Sean Nicholson

Discussant: Michael R. Richards