Hospitals now have to post price lists. Does that mean instant transparency? Uh, no.

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Hospitals now have to post price lists. Does that mean instant transparency? Uh, no.

(Updated Jan. 15) Of course we support price transparency in health costs. We think all prices should be public all the time. So let’s examine the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rule that hospitals should post their charges online in “machine-readable format” as of Jan. 1. This policy is a tiny step […]