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SOURCE: Blanc & Otus
Upcoming Webinar with NBGH and Consumer Reports to Examine the Impact of Cost Variation on Health Care Transparency
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) November 13, 2012
Castlight Health, in conjunction with the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) and Consumer Reports, is hosting a webinar on the importance of price transparency in health care. The discussion will focus on cost variation as a call-to-action for health care transparency.
The free webinar will take place on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. PT. During the session, Ethan Prater, Castlight’s vice president of products, will share his perspectives on the benefits of health care transparency for consumers. In addition, he will showcase how Castlight’s health care management suite provides access to the cost and quality information needed to make more informed health care decisions.
“The inconsistency in the cost of health care procedures is truly alarming and drives wasteful spending in our health care system,” said Prater. “With greater transparency into the prices of procedures, consumers will have access to the comprehensive information necessary to make better decisions about their care.”
About Castlight Health
Castlight Health enables employers, their employees, and health plans to take control of health care costs and improve care. Named #1 on The Wall Street Journal’s list of “The Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies” for 2011 and one of Dow Jones’ 50 Most Investment-Worthy Technology Start-Ups, Castlight Health helps the country’s self-insured employers and health plans empower consumers to shop for health care. Castlight Health is headquartered in San Francisco and backed by prominent investors including Allen & Company, Cleveland Clinic, Maverick Capital, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Oak Investment Partners, Redmile Group, T. Rowe Price, U.S. Venture Partners, Venrock, Wellcome Trust and two unnamed mutual funds. For more information, please visit our web site at http://www.castlighthealth.com or call (415) 829-1400.
Blanc & Otus for Castlight Health
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