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CMS Issues Proposed Rules Requiring Hospitals to Publish Negotiated Rates

The CMS issued several proposed rules on Monday to assist patients to understand the cost of a hospital service before accessing care, writes Modern Healthcare.

In January 2019 CMS began requiring hospitals to publish their list of retail charges for healthcare services. The Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule issued Monday would go a step further by requiring hospitals to not only publish their gross charges, or list prices, but also the negotiated price by specific payer and plan for a set of “shoppable” services. Those services could include anything that can be scheduled by a patient in advance, such as an MRI or hip replacement.

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