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Monday, August 06, 2018

Trump Administration to Require Hospitals to Post Prices Online

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced on Friday that a new rule will mandate that hospitals release a list of standard charges online to "encourage price transparency" and improve “public accessibility," The Hill reports.

Hospitals will have to update this information annually starting on January 1. The CMS also announced that it is looking into allowing “consumers to more easily access relevant healthcare data and compare providers."

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ah good now Americans can see in writing just how screwed they are in an emergency.

Anonymous said...

Post what they would charge a cash customer or what they charge the insurance companies?

Those are currently two vastly different numbers, you know.

Anonymous said...

great idea

Anonymous said...

Yes!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that $128 from PRMC for temperature, blood pressure check, and a 2 minute assessment by a PA that told me that I needed a single dose of $30 motrin is a little stiff.

Anonymous said...

I remember reading that all Maryland hospitals are price regulated by a commission. I looked at AGH and PRMC websites and they have a list of prices. Not sure if it helps but you can see some of the costs already.

Anonymous said...

201
You are correct.

Why does a person with no health insurance pay ten times the amount of what the insurance company pays for the same procedure? This is a criminal conspiracy.

Unknown said...

that should have been done decades ago

Anonymous said...

should have told them your name was

HOSE, LOPEZ, OR GARCIA

that "NO SPEAK ENGLISH"

the bill would have been paid for by tax dollars man

Anonymous said...

I want my insurance summaries to include the actual service for which my insurance company is being charged. It always says..."medical care" but nothing specific.

Anonymous said...

Why does a person with no health insurance pay ten times the amount of what the insurance company pays for the same procedure? This is a criminal conspiracy.

August 6, 2018 at 6:06 PM

actually, you have that backward.