On November 15th, the Trump Administration released two rules to advance price transparency in health care. The first rule finalizes CMS’ policy in the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) CY 2020 proposed rule for hospitals to post their standard charges for all services and the payer-specific negotiated rates for 300 shoppable services. The second is a proposed rule requiring insurers to post their beneficiaries’ out-of-pocket costs for in-network providers. The American Hospital Association and other trade organizations have challenged this in court. Although the outcome of these policies remains to be seen, price transparency will continue to be a top priority of the Trump Administration and policy makers. [Included] are top highlights from the rules. Additional resources on the final rule [are included] in the AHPA Resources section.

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