Price Transparency

Apr 12, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Hospital Price Transparency final rule goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2021. The AHA and three other national organizations sued the federal government challenging the final rule. The case is pending in a federal appeals court.
May 3, 2021
The hospital price transparency rule took effect Jan. 1, 2021. CMS verified for the AHA that the agency has begun proactive audits of hospital websites and a review of complaints submitted through the CMS Hospital Price Transparency website.
Mar 16, 2021
AHA urges the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to align the Hospital Price Transparency Rule with new transparency requirements included in the No Surprises Act.
Mar 5, 2021
A recent report from RAND “misses the mark on solutions to the cost of health care and draws its conclusions from the same recycled and incomplete studies,” writes AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack.
Mar 5, 2021
A recent report from RAND misses the mark on solutions to the cost of health care and draws its conclusions from the same recycled and incomplete studies.
Feb 18, 2021
The AHA today responded to a new RAND report examining policy options to reduce hospital prices paid by private health plans.
Feb 18, 2021
Hospitals are doing their part to contain costs, as evidenced by the 1.9% increase in price growth per year on average over the last decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Jan 7, 2021
The AHA urged the Department of Health and Human Services to exercise enforcement discretion with the hospital price transparency rule that took effect Jan. 1. 
Dec 29, 2020
A federal appeals court today ruled against AHA’s legal challenge to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) final rule mandating that hospitals disclose their privately negotiated charges with commercial health insurers. The rule goes into effect Jan. 1, 2021.