Hospital Price Transparency2022-2023

This Open Hospital Prices initiative aims to reduce hospital bills in the United States through price transparency. While the federal government mandates hospitals release their prices, this data comes in a variety of obscure formats that are not accessible to an average person. Our project begins by collecting this data and building machine learning tools to evaluate these lists despite differences in medical jargon. We then open-source this data and make a toolkit to help consumers compare prices, and work with local news organizations to give practical advice linked to anecdotal stories. The end result is that consumers have the guidance they need to find healthcare at an affordable price.

The Team