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Health care price transparency to become requirement – Sentinel & Enterprise

Starting in 2021, hospitals around the country will be required to make all of their prices publicly available online, including those they negotiate with insurers. The federal mandate is part of a rule change aimed at increasing price transparency in health care. The finalized rule for hospitals, announced in November, also requires them to display… Read More »

Payers, employers protest price transparency rule as wrong-headed

Dive Brief: The nation’s health insurance lobby pushed back against the Trump administration’s attempt to wrangle insurers into a broader effort to force the secret, negotiated rates with hospitals out into the open, according to comments submitted to the federal government on the proposed rule.  Employer groups also expressed skepticism, worried the disclosure will clash… Read More »

Who does vitamin shoppe price match

We work hard to save you money every day. While it comes with free shipping, it will take 3-5 days to have my order leave the warehouse and another 3-5 days to be delivered. I even spoke with a manager, they don’t realize they are losing a lot going time customer plus I am telling… Read More »

Industry balks at Senate proposals to boost competition, price transparency

Dive Brief: Payers and providers criticized proposed Senate bills that would ban certain contract clauses and force price transparency regulations in comments to the HELP Committee this week. Employers and health policy experts, however, said banning anticompetitive practices and making more information available would benefit patients. Industry groups differed in their response to legislation in… 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 »