Price Transparency

About Price Transparency

Hospitals are dedicated to being transparent about pricing, so consumers are empowered to make informed health care decisions. Hospitals are required by law to provide clear, accessible pricing information on their websites about the care and services they provide. This information helps consumers compare prices among hospitals to understand what the cost of their care will be before going to the hospital. Hospitals stand ready to answer any questions patients may have about the cost of their care.

CHA Continues Support for Medicaid DSH 

What’s happening: Current funding legislation supported by CHA extends the delay in the implementation of pending Medicaid disproportionate share hospital cuts until March 8.   

What else to know: On Jan. 18, the House and Senate passed legislation, known as a continuing resolution, to fund the federal government though March 1 for certain departments, and March 8 for others. 

Federal Independent Dispute Resolution Fees Finalized

What’s happening: The departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury issued a final rule setting the No Surprises Act independent dispute resolution (IDR) fees.  

What else to know: This was in response to an earlier court ruling that found the departments’ approach to setting the administrative fee was impermissible.   

Independent Dispute Resolution Portal Reopened for All Disputes

What’s happening: On Dec. 15, the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury reopened the federal independent dispute resolution (IDR) portal for all dispute types.  

What else to know: Dispute types include previously initiated batched disputes, new batched disputes, and new single disputes involving air ambulance services. 

Summary: Details of Final Outpatient Payment Rule

What’s Happening: A comprehensive summary of the finalized payment updates and policy changes to the Medicare outpatient prospective payment system for calendar year 2024 is available.  

What Else to Know: The provisions are generally effective Jan. 1, 2024.  

Independent Dispute Resolution Portal Reopening for Certain Disputes

What’s happening: The departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury are reopening the independent dispute resolution (IDR) portal for all batched disputes and single air ambulance disputes.  

What else to know: The portal has been closed since federal agencies suspended all IDR process operations in August to align with the district court’s opinions and orders in TMA III and TMA IV.