Tag Archives: transparency

HIMSSCast: CMS price transparency rule, telehealth parity laws, and healthcare consumerism

Top Stories The HFN team discusses some recent pieces of news from federal and state governments, and speculates on these developments. Whitepapers Clinical Quality Measures 101 Although quality-reporting programs such as meaningful use provide incentives to help providers implement and use electronic health records (EHRs) to collect and report on clinical data, practices often need… Read More »

Why Trump’s health care cost transparency drive doesn’t actually help anyone – NBC News

President Donald Trump recently announced concrete steps to improve transparency in health care costs. They seem like slam-dunk moves that will right one of the great wrongs in our current system: that people generally have no idea what they are paying until they are presented with a nonnegotiable bill. But despite the seeming logic of… Read More »

Price Transparency in Health Care Is Coming to the US — But Will It Matter? – Harvard Business Review

Executive Summary President Trump has instructed federal agencies to use their authority (established in part under provisions of the Affordable Care Act, which the administration regards as unconstitutional) to develop federal rules requiring disclosure of hospital prices in consumer-friendly, electronic form. This would include not just the list prices that hospitals purport to charge but… Read More »

Hospital price transparency push draws industry ire, but effects likely limited

Far-reaching rules mandating industry price transparency could mark a major shift, but experts are skeptical the efforts will meaningfully lower prices for patients without a more fundamental system overhaul. President Donald Trump’s executive order signed Monday directs HHS and other federal departments to begin rulemaking to require hospitals and payers to release information based on… Read More »

Wyden introduces price transparency bill targeting payers

Dive Brief: Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., introduced a bill Wednesday that would require health insurers to tell beneficiaries what the out-of-pocket costs would be for any in-network procedure or prescription drug they seek. The Health Care Price Check Act stipulates that commercial insurers, as well as Medicare plans, provide an online tool… Read More »