Transparency

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) believes that transparency in health care refers to reporting information which can be easily verified for accuracy. Both data and process should have transparency and an explicit disclosure of data limitations. Transparency in health care includes, but is not limited to, easy availability of:

  • payers' payment policies
  • payers’ claims adjudication software logic edits
  • payers’ fee schedules
  • payers’ clinical policies
  • payers’ data analysis methodology and performance measures used in rating
  • physician performance
  • reporting of physician health care cost and quality information

(2007) (2013 COD)