Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Real Efforts at Health Care Reform

8/3/18 The Hill:
Hospitals will be required to post online a list of their standard charges under a rule finalized Thursday by the Trump administration.
While hospitals are already required to make this information public on request, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said the new rule would require the info be posted online to "encourage price transparency" and improve "public accessibility."
Starting Jan. 1, hospitals will be required to update the information annually.
The CMS said it is also considering how to "allow consumers to more easily access relevant healthcare data and compare providers."
Competition in health care as a way of cutting costs?  Why didn't the Democrats think of this?  That's right, their goal wasn't reducing costs.

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