Utah lawmakers hope for customer-centric Web site
Salt Lake Tribune, May 28, 2008
Utah's System Reform Task Force is pushing for a customer-centric healthcare Web site that would be a user-friendly, one-stop shop that breaks down benefits for consumers. The site would include costs, reimbursement rates for common procedures, average out-of-pocket expenses and the names of the doctors and hospitals contracted with plans. Under a draft piece of legislation, health insurance companies would be required to electronically submit this data to the Insurance Department by July 1, 2009. The portal would be administered by the Governor's Office of Economic Development, which will likely have it up and ready to receive data by the beginning of 2009.