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Shopping tools help patients find cash prices for medical procedures

With rising out-of-pocket expenses, patients are increasingly demanding information about price and quality that historically has been unavailable.

Entrepreneurs, states and employers now offer such tools. A number of newly formed coalitions made up of insurers, pharmaceutical companies and other industry insiders are also vowing to push for the release of price information long held as trade secrets.

There’s a race underway to develop useful tools patients can put to practical use.

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