Health Care Blog April 15, 2021
Matthew Dale

Did you know that as of January 2021, price transparency is being mandated for hospitals? But what exactly does that mean for company healthcare plans, third-party administrators, healthcare sharing organizations, employers, and employees? 

It means U.S. hospitals are now required to provide clear, accessible pricing information online about the items and services they provide in two ways: 1) as a comprehensive machine-readable file and 2) in a display of shoppable services in a consumer-friendly format. 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are already requiring hospitals to publicly display their negotiated rates with insurers along with the cash pay price for over 300 shoppable medical services.

For healthcare consumers, this should mean they can shop for the hospital that performs the best knee surgery...

Topics: CMS, Employer, Govt Agencies, Health IT, Health System / Hospital, Healthcare System, Insurance, Patient / Consumer, Pricing / Spending, Provider, Technology
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