hospital price transparency requirement

Price Transparency Compliance Rises With Penalties

  Raising penalties for failure to comply with federal hospital price transparency requirements is increasing compliance with those requirements. Or so concludes a new JAMA Network report. According to a recently published study that examined nearly 4400 acute-care hospitals, … compliance with the 2021 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Price Transparency Rule increased from 70.4% in 2021 to 87.7% in 2022. Increases in compliance were significantly positively correlated with penalty size, which changed from a flat rate to a function of hospital bed counts. Compliance with the requirement, which took effect at the beginning of 2021, was already generally [...]

2023-07-06T06:00:27+00:00July 6, 2023|hospitals|

Federal Health Policy Update for April 27

The following is the latest health policy news from the federal government for April 21-27.  Some of the language used below is taken directly from government documents. End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency DeBrunner & Associates has prepared a summary of the status of selected government health care waivers and flexibilities upon the expiration of the COVID-19 public health emergency on May 11.  The DeBrunner summary covers telehealth, COVID-19 treatment and coverage, flexible hospital operations, long-term-care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and units, patient cost-sharing, and state Medicaid waivers.  Find the summary here. CMS has posted a new FAQ that [...]

Hospitals Starting to Comply With Price Transparency Requirement

One out of every three hospitals is in full compliance with a federal mandate to post payer rates publicly and transparently. And many others are partially in compliance with the federal requirement that took effect on January . Full compliance requires that the postings are machine-readable and include payer-negotiated rates for 300 “shoppable services.”  2000 of 6000 hospitals are already meeting four of five federal criteria and about 20 percent appear to be on their way to doing so. Hospitals began working to comply with the new federal mandate when their attempt to block it in court failed. Learn more [...]

2021-02-25T06:00:47+00:00February 25, 2021|hospitals|
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