Lawmakers Spar Over Price Transparency As Compliance Data Irks Hospitals

By Bridget Early / May 17, 2023 at 6:45 PM
House Ways & Means Committee Republicans on Tuesday (May 17) blamed the Biden administration for poor health care price transparency, but committee Democrats argued deep systemic problems in the health care system are the real reason costs are going up. Republicans said the administration wasn’t doing enough to enforce CMS’ 2021 price transparency rule that requires hospitals post the cost of shoppable services and machine-readable files for others. “Health care spending now accounts for almost one-fifth of America's economy,” said...

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