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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 »

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 »

Trump administration updates AI strategy, with emphasis on transparency, data integrity

In its update to its National Artificial Intelligence Research And Development Strategic Plan, the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy has set new objectives for federal AI research. WHY IT MATTERSThe strategic plan boils down to eight strategies for how government can better enable development of safe and effective AI and machine learning… 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 »