Government Notifies Court of Recently Released Guidance on Negotiated Charges Rule Implementation (Oct. 1, 2020)

Re: Disclosure of Negotiated Charges

                                                                           U.S. Department of Justice
                                                                           Civil Division, Appellate Staff
                                                                           950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Rm. 7243
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                                                                           Tel: (202) 353-8189
October 1, 2020

VIA CM/ECF

Mark Langer
Clerk of Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
333 Constitution Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001

RE: American Hospital Association, et al. v. Azar, No. 20-5193 (argument scheduled October 15, 2020)

Dear Mr. Langer:

Pursuant to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 28(j), we write to inform the Court that the Department of Health and Human Services has published resources online about the hospital price transparency rule for hospitals and consumers. See Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Servs. (CMS), Hospital Price Transparency, https://www.cms.gov/hospital-price-transparency (last modified Sept. 30, 2020).

Among these resources, HHS has provided answers to “Frequently Asked Questions”; a “quick reference checklist” of the rule’s requirements; and step-by-step guides to help hospitals display their standard charges in both a comprehensive machine-readable file and a consumer-friendly display of shoppable services. See CMS, Hospital Price Transparency, Resources, https://www.cms.gov/hospital-price-transparency/resources (last modified Sept. 30, 2020).

Sincerely,


Scott R. McIntosh
/s/ Courtney L. Dixon
Courtney L. Dixon
Attorneys, Appellate Staff
Civil Division
U.S. Department of Justice

cc: all counsel (via CM/ECF) 

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