Transparency of consumer out-of-pocket costs for substance-use disorder treatments could be improved by limiting the use of co-insurance cost sharing (i.e., consumers paying a percentage of the total cost of the treatment) whenever possible. Doing so would improve consumers’ ability to make informed choices.
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