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Category Archives: transparency

Hospital Groups File Lawsuit Over Illegal Rule Mandating Public Disclosure of Individually Negotiated Rates

December 04, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, Insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, Statement, Transparency

Today, four national organizations representing hospitals and health systems sued the federal government, challenging last month’s contract disclosure rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Final Hospital Price Transparency Rule Will Result in "Patient Overload of Useless Information"

November 15, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Statement, Transparency

“This final regulation on hospital transparency fails to meet the definition of price transparency useful for patients. Instead, it will only result in patient overload of useless

information while distorting the competitive market for purchasing hospital care.”

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Joint Statement from National Hospital and Health System Groups on Public Disclosure of Privately Negotiated Rates Final Rule

November 15, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Statement, Transparency

This rule will introduce widespread confusion, accelerate anticompetitive behavior among health insurers, and stymie innovations in value-based care delivery.

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FAH: Proposed OPPS Rule “Misses Mark” on Transparency; Patients Need “Actionable” Info

September 27, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Statement, Transparency

The CMS proposed regulation on negotiated price transparency wholly misses the markon providing financial information Americans can actually use.

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