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Healthcare Dive: CMS Audits Small Slice of Hospitals for Price Transparency, Probes Complaints

HCCI's President and CEO Niall Brennan was featured in a an article on CMS's price transparency rule. From the article: 

"It's 'frustratingly incomplete,' said Niall Brennan, president and CEO of the Health Care Cost Institute, which compiles claims data from big payers including Aetna and Kaiser Permanente.

'There is no real mechanism to figure out how many hospitals complied with the regulations,' Brennan said, causing him and other researchers to 'laboriously' search thousands of websites. He described it as the biggest drawback to the rule and wished the information had to be sent to CMS, as well."

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CMS audits small slice of hospitals for price transparency, probes complaints | Healthcare Dive

A landmark shift occurred in the nation's healthcare system at the start of the year: hospitals across the country are required to post online the negotiated rates they reach with insurers for services. Those figures previously were largely kept out of view from consumers.

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