CMS wants hospital prices posted online
August 3, 2018
Hospitals will be required to post their standard charges on the internet under new guidelines finalized late Thursday by the Trump administration.
The mandate, which takes effect on Jan. 1, is aimed at boosting price transparency and accessibility. Hospitals previously had to make their prices available only upon request. CMS had originally floated the prospect of imposing additional transparency provisions, but opted against any immediate action in the final rule.