Fierce Health Payer January 17, 2020
Robert King

A new analysis found that spending for shoppable hospital services, which are the subject of a new transparency rule, made up a small amount of Medicare spending in 2017. 

The shoppable healthcare services that are the subject of the Trump administration’s controversial hospital transparency rule made up a small amount of Medicare spending in 2017, a new analysis finds.

The analysis released Thursday from the Health Care Cost Institute questions the impact of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ final rule to require hospitals to post the payer-negotiated rate for 300 shoppable services.

CMS calls a shoppable service as anything that can be scheduled by a patient in advance. The goal of the rule is to help consumers pick the...