Timing, details unclear for executive order on price transparency
An expected executive order on healthcare price transparency continues to change, even as its release has been delayed, say policy watchers.
Hospitals Look to Move Beyond Charge-Listing Requirement
Feb. 1—Publicity has surged around the new federal requirement for hospitals to post charges online. But some hospitals have managed to exceed that mandate in ways that provide more effective price transparency.
Why Your Access Strategy Demands Pricing Transparency
Consumers have come to expect price transparency in health care, which has greatly increased the strategic and operational importance of providers’ charge master descriptions and other pricing frameworks.
Reconciling Charges and Pricing Through Charge Description Master Redesign
Providers should restructure pricing schedules to bring charges into better alignment with the actual cost of services, developing a long-term pricing model that is attractive to both patients and employers.
Understanding the 7 Options for CMS’s Hospital Charge Posting Rule
Hospitals can choose to post charges in a variety of ways, but not all methods comply with CMS’s recent rule that takes effect on Jan. 1, 2019.
How Chargemaster Maintenance Can Contribute to Price Transparency
CMS has proposed requiring hospitals to publish their standard charges online. Once this data becomes public, finance departments must be able to explain it to consumers.
Time for Hospitals to Pursue a ‘Nip and Tuck’ Chargemaster Pricing Strategy?
Hospitals should balance their concern about achieving the margins they require to accomplish their missions with the need to maintain defensible pricing in an environment of increasing healthcare price transparency.
Ask the Experts: Chargemaster Updates
Are members of the group assessing their chargemasters annually? What do they consider when deciding which charges to increase and by how much?
Ask the Experts: Robotics
How are healthcare organizations implementing charge master items for the da Vinci robot, including the disposable products?
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