Healthcare Pricing Transparency

On January 1st, 2019, a curious thing happened. Healthcare provider organizations started to disclose patient pricing on their websites. CMS identified for all US hospitals that they make a list of current standard hospital charges in a machine readable format. To those who know me well, know that I have been advocating this move for many years and I am glad that CMS finally focused in this for patients to see the cost of their care up front.

Check out https//s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2018-16766.pdf for more information.

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One thought on “Healthcare Pricing Transparency

  1. Paul Arel

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    Exactly! Hard to say to consumers that they have to manage their own out of pocket costs, but consumers can't (or at least couldn't) know what the costs were until after the fact. It's maddening!!! And perhaps some competition will help lower overall healthcare costs…?

    Thank Ajay.

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