AHIP Takes Issue With Price Transparency Asks in CMS Inpatient Payment Rule
In a July 10 letter, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) criticized a Trump administration proposal that would effectively require hospitals to reveal median rates they negotiate with Medicare Advantage insurers. In the letter, AHIP CEO Matthew Eyles said that the group supports price transparency in general, but the proposed rule would in fact impede that goal.
“We have several serious concerns with the proposal and believe it would fail to advance the Administration’s stated goals for increased consumer transparency and market-based FFS [fee for service] rates on multiple fronts,” Eyles wrote. “As a result, AHIP and its member plans cannot support CMS’ proposed data collection and publication of median payer-specific negotiated rates.”