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Hospital Price Transparency: Actions to Slow High-Cost Trends

June 1, 2023 @ 11:30 am 1:00 pm

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This event is part of a continued discussion on hospital price transparency and proposed actions on how to slow high-cost trends in healthcare. The session will include further details on the Sage Transparency Hospital Value Dashboard, a multi-stakeholder discussion of hospital costs and transparency, and a discussion of opportunities for employers and policymakers to ensure fair pricing. 

According to the Petersen-KFF Health System Tracker data, hospital spending represented close to one-third (31.1%) of overall health spending in the United States in 2021. Retail prescription drug spend for the same period was 8.9% and physician/clinic spend was 20.3%. The same period showed the next largest healthcare spend (25.6%) was related to “Other Health” which includes spending on durable and non-durable products; residential and personal care; administration; net health insurance; and other state, private, and federal expenditures.

This session will provide attendees:

  • A discussion of KHC’s recently released Unbridled Costs: The Economic Toll of High Hospital Prices in Kentucky
  • A review and understanding of how to use the Sage Transparency Hospital Value Dashboard
  • A multi-healthcare stakeholder view on hospital costs and transparency
  • Opportunities for employers to work with hospitals and other healthcare stakeholders to ensure they are paying a fair price for benefits as required by recent Federal mandates


This is a hybrid event. Attendees will select whether they will attend in-person or virtually at registration. Lunch is provided for in-person attendees.

UofL Shelbyhurst Conference Center Burhans Hall
Rooms 162/163
440 N. Whittington Pkwy
Louisville, KY 40222


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Allison Adams
Chief Operations Officer
Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
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Chloe Atwater, Esq
Health Justice Attorney
Kentucky Equal Justice Center
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Jenny Goins
President and CEO
Kentuckiana Health Collaborative
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Shawn Gremminger
Senior Vice President
Reservoir Communications Group
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Stephen Houghland, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Kentucky Primary Care Association