Thank you for participating
in our survey on hospital price setting policies!
Over the past
several years we have been asking hospitals about the issues they are facing
around pricing transparency. We have used those responses to pen articles for hfm and hfm's Strategic Financial Planning quarterly publication. Our
article "How Hospital's Approach Price Transparency" was the hfm cover story for September 2014.
As many hospitals
continue to develop their responses to pricing transparency, we thought it
would be of interest to know if hospitals have formalized policies around the
price setting process. This survey is very brief and begins simply by asking if
your facility has a formal pricing policy. If so, we follow that question up
with a list of possible elements that we would like you to identify as part of
your policy. If you answer no, we would like to know why you may not have a
formal policy in place. We expect that many of you will respond that you have
an informal framework that works, but we are curious to know just how many of
you have formalized a policy.
We plan to
summarize the responses into an article for an upcoming Strategic Financial
Planning publication. Your individual responses will be kept strictly
confidential. We would also be grateful for the chance to receive a copy of
your policy, if you have one. Again, this would be kept strictly confidential
but used in combination with others to add to our article as to how specific
hospitals policies may be.