Price Transparency

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Hospital Price Transparency final rule goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2021. The AHA and three other national organizations sued the federal government challenging the final rule. The case is pending in a federal appeals court.
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AHA comments regarding the ongoing government funding discussion, AHA Urges Congress to eliminate Medicaid DSH cuts, reject Site-neutral payments.
At least 91% of hospitals had posted a machine-readable file containing rate information by the end of 2023, according to a new analysis by Turquoise Health.
AHA comments regarding provisions in the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act (H.R. 5378).
The House of Representatives as soon as next week could consider the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act (H.R. 5378), a bill that includes site-neutral payment cuts and detrimental provisions focused on hospital price transparency, among other issues.
A number of legislative proposals being considered by Congress would impose billions of dollars in additional Medicare payment cuts for services provided by hospital outpatient departments and reduce patient access to vital health care services, AHA Executive Vice President Stacey Hughes said today…
The House of Representatives is expected to consider the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act (H.R. 5378) next week, a bill that includes site-neutral payment cuts and detrimental provisions focused on hospital price transparency, among other issues.
AHA today voiced support for a provision in the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act (H.R. 5378) that would suspend for two years the Medicaid disproportionate share hospital reductions scheduled to go into effect on Oct. 1, but urged House leaders to reject another provision that would permanently…