The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed a new rule last week that would impose higher penalties for large hospitals that fail to comply with price transparency rules.
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra:
With today's proposed rule, we are simply showing hospitals through...National News
Despite impassioned criticism from the hospital industry and a lawsuit from the American Hospital Association, CMS finally implemented its long-delayed hospital transparency rule on January 1, 2021. Multiple reports suggest that now, hospitals' are resisting complying with it.
The CMS Rule requires hospitals to “establish,...CMS Rules
On Tuesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the Department of Health and Human Services may continue with the hospital price transparency rule on January 1. The American Hospital Association requested an injunction against the 2019 final rule that will require hospitals to make their standard...CMS Rules
Along with an increase to Medicare inpatient payment rates, a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule released on Monday is suggesting price transparency requirements that include hospitals disclosing median payer-specific rates negotiated with Medicare Advantage organizations and third-party payers.
CMS is...Arizona News
Hospital prices continue to be scrutinized as employer groups deem costs way too high and pressure from the Trump Administration to publish negotiated prices increases.
According to a Rand report, significant discrepancies were found between what private health plans pay for hospital services versus Medicare, highlighting that...National News
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a notice on Thursday informing hospitals of its plans to survey facilities to collect information on their acquisition costs for certain covered outpatient drugs included in the 340B Drug Discount Program.
The notice follows a July proposed rule from the Trump...National News
On Monday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) followed up on President Trump's June 24th executive order which directed a slew of federal agencies to start working on healthcare transparency issues.
Trump's executive order directed the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to propose a regulation to require...White Papers, E books, Reports and more
More than 60 percent of Americans have private health insurance; the updated health economics paper, "The Price Ain’t Right? Hospital Prices and Health Spending on the Privately Insured," uses claims data from Aetna, Humana, and UnitedHealth.
The prices hospitals negotiate with health insurance companies vary enormously within and...