The following is an excerpt from Becker's Hospital CFO Report.
Massachusetts topped the list of a scorecard rating states on their adoption of policies to improve affordability of healthcare, but no state earned a perfect score.
The Healthcare Affordability State Policy Scorecard, which Altarum's Healthcare Value Hub released Nov. 3, shows many states have work to do to address the affordability of healthcare for residents. It also provides a guide for each state on where to focus regulatory and reform efforts.
Altarum, a nonprofit research and consulting organization, rated 47 states and the District of Columbia on four policy areas:
- Reducing low-value care
- Curbing excess prices
- Making out-of-pocket costs affordable, and
- Extending coverage
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