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Unexpected $36K air ambulance bills expected to be history under new ‘surprise billing’ rule

The Biden administration began implementing a ban on surprise billing practices on Thursday, a step toward putting an end to unexpected charges to patients for costly healthcare services such as air ambulance rides. “This latest guidance reinforces the law’s important protections for patients facing medical emergencies, including situations where notice and consent procedures would not… Read More »

Despite CMS rule, few hospitals post prices in a coherent fashion, study says

Dive Brief: Despite CMS issuing a new rule requiring hospitals to publish their prices for many services as of Jan. 1, few of the larger institutions are making such data readily available, according to a new study published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers found that fewer than half of the nation’s hospitals had chargemaster data… Read More »

Pool, darts at Tas pubs in rule easing

Darts and eight-ball pool will soon be back on the cards at pubs in Tasmania, but the slight loosening of coronavirus restrictions comes with a warning against complacency. Premier Peter Gutwein on Friday said rules would be eased late next week to allow the two social activities. The island state has just one COVID-19 case,… 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 »

Trump administration proposes first rule on health-care cost transparency – Washington Post

The Trump administration proposed a rule Monday that would require hospitals to post online the health-care prices they have negotiated with insurers, about a month after President Trump signed an executive order aiming to give Americans more information about the cost of health services. Health insurers and providers have fiercely opposed having to publicly reveal… Read More »