Inside CMS - 08/08/2019

CMS Price Transparency Proposal Was In Works Months Before Trump EO

By Chelsea Cirruzzo
August 5, 2019 at 6:30 PM
A provision in CMS’ proposed 2020 outpatient hospital rule requiring greater price transparency appears to have been in the making long before President Donald Trump issued an executive order in June calling for HHS to propose that hospitals publicly post standard charge information. The agency appears to have been working on the idea for months despite pressure from hospital groups to instead ask insurers to improve price transparency. CMS’ proposed 2020 outpatient hospital rule, released in late July, proposes that...

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