June 10, 2022
  • New research published in JAMA found that fewer than 6 percent of hospitals are in compliance with the price transparency rule. Of the 5,239 hospitals studied, 13.9 percent had a machine-readable file but not a consumer-friendly display, 29.4 percent had a consumer-friendly display but no machine-readable file, and only 5.7 percent had both. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) penalized two Georgia hospitals with fines totaling roughly $1.1 million for failing to list their prices. The agency also issued 352 warning notices to hospitals and 157 corrective action plan requests. More than 170 hospitals have received case closure notices, meaning issues have been resolved. (Study here; Articles here and here)