Price Transparency

Price Transparency

The ability to retrieve and access all information regarding a stock or other security's price. This includes the security's historic price and all current bids and asks. Exchanges have different levels of price transparency; for example, the NYSE only provides information on the highest bid and the lowest ask. In general, more transparency is seen as positive and more efficient.
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com)-- Renew Bariatrics offering comprehensive packages for bariatric surgery in Mexico, with medical travel coverage, price transparency and a multitude of preference options.
Though the study found no overall effect, the authors noted important findings in specific patient groups that have implications for how to improve price transparency in the future.
How price transparency boosts patients' confidence in ability to pay
It is widely expected that a centrally cleared product will increase liquidity and price transparency in the European variance market.
This price transparency problem has resulted in the emergence of a new service in the health care space--innovative shopping tools and engagement strategies for employers, doctors, and health plans looking to reduce benefits costs by finding the highest value options.
Then, in March of 2013, the TIME Magazine article, "Bitter Pill," came out, quickly followed by a report card of state price transparency laws by the advocacy group Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR), the CMS charge data release and a Senate Finance Committee hearing on price transparency in August.
To help people shop for lower cost providers, several states have created their own price transparency Web sites or passed legislation mandating health plans provide such information.
A note presented to the ministers at the Council(1) underlined the differences in airline practices when it comes to price transparency and terms of sale, and highlights in particular the problem of fees charged for credit card use.
The AA said it believed the Transport Secretary Justine Greening's calls for fuel price transparency, after an intensive AA campaign, may have helped contribute to a more rapid price fall.
Gov't Exploring Increased Price Transparency in Medical Devices Industry
GAO examined (1) how various factors affect the availability of health care price information for consumers and (2) the information selected public and private health care price transparency initiatives make available to consumers.
A recent study by the Center for Responsible Lending found that not only have the new credit card rules mandated by the CARD Act of 2009 resulted in significantly greater price transparency for consumers, but, despite grim predictions, actual prices have remained stable and available credit has not tightened beyond what would be expected from the economic downturn.