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.
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.
Dec 21, 2020
AHA letter requesting the Biden Administration exercise enforcement discretion with respect to compliance with the Centers for Medicare…
Sep 25, 2020
How RAND Corporation is endangering our high-value healthcare systems by oversimplifying the complexities of how the system works.
Sep 22, 2020
The RAND Corporation has released the third edition of its hospital price transparency study. The AHA previously highlighted our extensive concerns with the data and methodology used in the last version.
Jul 5, 2022
Another major federal price transparency requirement went into effect July 1, 2022. There are three major federal price transparency policies: Hospital Price Transparency rule; Transparency in Coverage rule; and No Surprises Act.
Jun 29, 2022
The AHA hosted a members-only webinar during which its staff, along with representatives from Deloitte, provided important updates and insights on compliance with price transparency requirements, as well as the implications of the public reporting of hospital prices by insurers. The webinar also…
Jun 23, 2022
The transparency in coverage rule takes effect July 1, imposing new transparency requirements on most group health plans and issuers of health insurance coverage in the individual and group markets. Beginning next month most health plans must disclose publicly in machine-readable files all in-…
Jun 16, 2022
“Understanding potential costs is an important part of the patient experience when planning for care, and hospitals and health systems are committed to helping patients navigate that process,” writes Ari Levin, AHA’s director of coverage policy.