doctor with child and mom “Patients want to have these conversations and providers want to have these conversations, but neither party knows how to start the conversation,” says a specialist at America’s Essential Hospitals. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Tools to help providers talk about the costs of treatment with their patients are available through a new online library from America’s Essential Hospitals.

Modern Healthcare reports that the repository, funded through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as part of its Cost Conversation project, is intended to help providers address the topic of costs with their patients in a helpful manner.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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