The Trump administration on Friday issued controversial rules compelling hospitals and insurers to give consumers more information upfront about what their care will cost — requirements that officials say help Americans be better health-care shoppers.
Under one rule resisted for months by a broad swath of the health-care industry, hospitals must for the first time reveal in a consumer-friendly format the discounted rates they negotiate privately with insurers for a list of 300 services patients can schedule in advance, including X-rays and cesarean deliveries. The requirement takes effect in January, 2021.
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By Amy Goldstein November 15, 2019 at 9:15 a.m. EST