As Transparency Rule Deadline Looms, CMS Doubles Down

The Trump administration — which has made price transparency one of its signature health care initiatives — recently finalized a rule that one expert warns is a signal that CMS is serious about requiring hospitals to reveal rates negotiated with health insurers.

Buried deep within the 2021 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long Term Acute Care Hospital final rule is a provision that would require hospitals to annually report the median rates they negotiate with Medicare Advantage plans, explains Mark Polston, who co-chairs the life sciences and health care industry group at the law firm King & Spalding.

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Leslie Small

Leslie Small

Leslie has been reporting and editing in various journalism roles for nearly a decade. Most recently, she was the senior editor of FierceHealthPayer, an e-newsletter covering the health insurance industry. A graduate of Penn State University, she previously served in editing roles at newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Colorado.

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