Price Transparency

Feb 18, 2021
The AHA today responded to a new RAND report examining policy options to reduce hospital prices paid by private health plans.
Feb 18, 2021
Hospitals are doing their part to contain costs, as evidenced by the 1.9% increase in price growth per year on average over the last decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Jan 7, 2021
The AHA urged the Department of Health and Human Services to exercise enforcement discretion with the hospital price transparency rule that took effect Jan. 1. 
Dec 29, 2020
A federal appeals court today ruled against AHA’s legal challenge to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) final rule mandating that hospitals disclose their privately negotiated charges with commercial health insurers. The rule goes into effect Jan. 1, 2021.
Dec 25, 2020
Defendant respectfully opposes plaintiffs’ emergency motion for stay. Without having moved first in the district court (contra Fed. R. App. P. 8(a)), and less than two weeks before the hospital-price-transparency rule is to take effect on January 1, 2021, plaintiffs ask that this Court “stay the…
Dec 24, 2020
ARGUED AND SUBMITTED ON OCTOBER 15, 2020 In the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ___________ No. 20-5193 THE AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, ET AL., APPELLANTS v. ALEX M. AZAR II, SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, APPELLEE ___________ REPLY IN SUPPORT OF…
Dec 22, 2020
The hospital price transparency rule takes effect Jan. 1, 2021, requiring hospitals and health systems to disclose all standard charges, as defined by the Centers for Medicare…
Dec 22, 2020
Hospitals are committed to providing patients meaningful information about their out-of-pocket costs. CMS’ hospital price transparency rule goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2021. The AHA continues to oppose the requirement to publicly list privately negotiated rates or amounts that a hospital has…