September 27, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Category: Statement, Transparency
FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn released the following statement after the organization submitted comments on the Calendar Year 2020 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule:
“Patients and their families need actionable information to make their health care decisions. The CMS proposed regulation on negotiated price transparency wholly misses the mark on providing financial information Americans can actually use.
“To start, the regulation’s transparency mandate cannot be implemented, and HHS lacks the authority to even require these disclosures. Beyond that, if carried out, the mandate would backfire, resulting in unnecessary patient confusion and misinformation while distorting the current competitive free market.
“All stakeholders in health care should work towards effective approaches to provide patients with the actionable cost-sharing information they need.
“We hope CMS will carefully consider our concerns about this important regulation.”
You can find FAH’s complete comment letter by clicking here.
Follow us on Twitter @FedAmerHospital
- New Podcast Episode: COVID-19: A Year Later with Dr. Jonathan Perlin
- 17 FAH Member Facilities Named as Best Maternity Hospitals
- FAH Ready to Join Biden Administration Efforts to Protect Americans’ Access to Health Care
- FAH Letter Supports the Swift Confirmation of Secretary-designate Xavier Becerra