Trump administration considers making hospitals publish prices they negotiate with insurers

Health, Fitness & Food

The Trump administration is considering a rule that would require hospitals to publicize the prices they negotiate with insurers.

The policy is part of a broader proposed rule the Health and Human Services Department is pursing on patient data. The public comment period closes May 3 and the administration could publish a final rule after that.

The Wall Street Journal first reported news of the proposed rule.

As of Jan. 1, the Trump administration requires hospitals to post sticker prices for services online. Critics say those aren’t accurate because insurers negotiate those prices down. Forcing hospitals to publish the actual prices would show just how much hospitals are actually charging and how much insurers are paying for health care.

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

How destroying a tumor promoter could lead to new cancer treatments
Alzheimer’s disease: An eye test could provide early warning
How to remove henna: 7 easy methods
Elon Musk-backed company launches a website to poke fun at DNA testing — and it’s hilarious
What causes a red spot on the eye?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *