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Hospital Price Transparency Proposal Misses the Mark

Key clinical point: CMS proposes complete transparency in hospital prices.

Major finding: Hospitals would be required to make public the list prices, as well as all payer-negotiated prices.

Study details: CMS asserts that the disclosure of pricing data will lead to reduced prices through market competition.

Disclosures: CMS, as issuer of the proposed rule, makes no disclosures.


Proposed rule updating the hospital outpatient prospective payment system for 2020.