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Feds Propose New Price Transparency Rules in Health Care

Key clinical point: Three federal agencies jointly proposed new price transparency rules for health care services.

Major finding: The proposal is designed to give consumers accurate, up-front information about how much they will pay for health care services.

Study details: Health plans would be required to give real-time, personalized access to cost-sharing information, including an estimate for all cost-sharing liability, through online tools, allowing consumers to comparison shop for the best price and value.

Disclosures: The Department of Health & Human Services, the Department of Labor, and the Department of the Treasury, as issuers of the proposal, make no disclosures.


The proposed rule, “Transparency in Coverage.”