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Jan
11

Modern Healthcare: Hospitals Slow to Disclose Their Payer-Negotiated Rates

HCCI's President and CEO Niall Brennan was featured in a Modern Healthcare article on hospital compliance with CMS's price transparency rule.  From the article: " 'Hospitals have opposed this from the get-go. I don't think they should be facing implementation challenges,' Health Care Cost Institute CEO Niall Brennan said. 'These are large, multimillion, and, in many cases, multibillion-dollar...
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Jan
11

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 r...
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Nov
19

Kaiser Health News: Surprise Federal Drug Rule Directs Insurers to Reveal What They Pay for Prescription Drugs

HCCI's President and CEO Niall Brennan was quoted in a Kaiser Health News article on the CMS Transparency in Coverage Final Rule.  From the article:  " 'If the information is presented to consumers so they realize they are paying a higher price without the benefit of the rebates, you'll get a lot of angry consumers,' said Niall Brennan, CEO of the Health Care Cost Ins...
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