ClearHealthCosts Founder Jeanne Pinder reports that her Knight Foundation prototype project, partnering with KQED in San Francisco and KPCC public radio in Los Angeles has been “a smashing success.”
The launch pages on both radio stations prompted hundreds of shares of prices for medical procedures and thousands of people searched the databases.
A Journal of American Medicine editorial endorsed the idea of price transparency. The editorial called us “bold” and a supplier of “essential information,” and called for more of the same, Pinder said.
NPR’s Shots blog also featured the project in a post.
We also were cited as an unimpeachable source of neutral pricing information in a contract dispute between Stanford Health and Anthem Blue Cross,” Pinder said. CHC also got more great press in Politico, Nerdwallet, Yahoo Finance.
Pinder said she hopes have some other “clone” partnerships to announce soon.