Price transparency has always been an issue in healthcare. One major contributing factor has been insurers or pharmacy benefit managers (some of which are CVS, Express Scripts, and United Health) imposing “gag clauses” on pharmacists. These gag clauses disallow pharmacists from informing patients whether it is cheaper to get a certain medication through their insurance plan or by paying out of pocket. It is estimated that patients overspend $135 million on prescriptions through their insurance company. Luckily, a bill has now been signed into law that prohibits pharmacy gag clauses, or the practice of prohibiting pharmacy and healthcare transparency. Read more about the advantages this will bring to patients here. If you want to know how MediCopy leads the way in medical records price transparency, click here.