Healthcare Transparency

A Trump Transparency Victory | 7/29/2020

A little-noticed court ruling last month signals a major Trump Administration victory for healthcare transparency . The likely result? Lower hospital bills. Anyone ever confronted with a hospital bill knows it can be a frightening and bewildering experience. In 2019, Trump moved to fix that, instructing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to come up with a plan, and a clear-language format, that would inform patients “about …

COVID-19 and The Growing Demand for Healthcare Transparency - Industry Analysis by Loyale Healthcare | Business Insider | 7/22/2020

PRESS RELEASE PR Newswire Jul. 22, 2020, 03:05 PM LAFAYETTE, Calif. , July 22, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ – Before the COVID-19 public health crisis brought about an operational and financial crisis for many of America’s healthcare providers, a critical transformation was already underway for the industry. The degree to which providers participate in this transformation will have long-term implications for their own sustainability. The coronavirus has not dampened the call …

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U.S. And International Kidney Patients Ally To Push Research And Innovation | PR Newswire | 7/17/2020

… collaborating and raising kidney disease awareness. It is now with great pleasure to announce that the Renal Patient Support Group (RPSG) and the American Association for Kidney Patients (AAKP) are partnering to further increase healthcare transparency and raise education awareness for ALL those going through kidney disease. This UK and USA partnership will be at the forefront.” Paul T. Conway , AAKP Chair of Policy and Global Affairs and a 20 …

GOP Senators Propose Lowering Healthcare Costs, Increasing Transparency | 7/2/2020

GOP Senators Propose Lowering Healthcare Costs, Increasing Transparency 113 Adam Berry/Getty Images Sean Moran 2 Jul 2020 Sens. Joni Ernst (R-IA), Mike Braun (R-IN), and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) introduced legislation on Thursday that would reportedly lower healthcare costs and increase healthcare transparency . The three senators introduced the Healthcare PRICE Transparency Act, which would codify President Donald Trump’s healthcare price transparency executive orders. Trump’s executive orders would …

MDSAVE LAUNCHES HOSPITAL TRANSPARENCY PRODUCT AS COURT UPHOLDS PRICE TRANSPARENCY RULE | Globe Newswire | 6/29/2020

The price transparency rule requires hospitals to display transparent pricing beginning in 2021. Healthcare transparency leader MDsave is launching Private Label Hospital Sites that can bring hospitals into compliance before the deadline. June 29, 2020 10:00 ET Source: MDsave BRENTWOOD, Tenn., June 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Federal momentum towards healthcare price transparency surged forward with the June 23 summary judgment of U.S. District Court Judge Carl Nichols, upholding the power …

Gold Dome Report - June 2020 #10 | 6/26/2020

… one under the Gold Dome — despite final passage of a bill banning representation of nonanimal products and non-slaughtered animal flesh as meat ( SB 211 ). The House gave final passage to bills providing for healthcare transparency and PBM regulation ( HB 991 and HB 946 ), allowing for background checks for psychologists and physical therapists ( HB 752 ), and eliminating a child abuse registry that may violate due process ( HB 993 ). The Senate …

Q1 2020 Saw Normal Reductions In Presidential Election Year Lobby-Spends… | 4/24/2020

… Drug Price Transparency Act ; S. 658 Accelerated Drug Approval for Prescription Therapies Act; S. 660 Efficiency and Transparency in Petitions Act; S. 1895, Lower Health Care Costs Act [ a comprehensive bill designed to improve healthcare transparency and reduce healthcare costs, including prescription drugs ]; H.R. 1499, Protecting Consumer Access Generic Drugs Act; H.R. 1344, Competitive Deals Resulting in Unleashed Generics and Savings (DRUGS) Act; S. 1169, Ensuring Timely Access to Generics …

Q1 2020 Saw Normal Reductions In Presidential Election Year Lobby-Spends… | 4/24/2020

… Drug Price Transparency Act ; S. 658 Accelerated Drug Approval for Prescription Therapies Act; S. 660 Efficiency and Transparency in Petitions Act; S. 1895, Lower Health Care Costs Act [ a comprehensive bill designed to improve healthcare transparency and reduce healthcare costs, including prescription drugs ]; H.R. 1499, Protecting Consumer Access Generic Drugs Act; H.R. 1344, Competitive Deals Resulting in Unleashed Generics and Savings (DRUGS) Act; S. 1169, Ensuring Timely Access to Generics …

Resilinc and Intalere Announce Partnership to Help Hospitals Collaborate, Locate and Trade Critical Medical Devices and Supplies | Business Wire | 4/20/2020

… minutes, not days, through a virtual warehouse where hospitals can collaborate and loan or trade medical supplies among thousands of hospitals nationwide. As an existing partner of Resilinc and a board member of the Healthcare Transparency Initiative, we’re excited to partner with Resilinc to provide this level of visibility and coordination to the healthcare industry.” Donations of critical supplies by nonprofits or other businesses are welcome and will be disbursed …

RxSense Builds Technology Leadership Team; Announces Vishal Arora as Chief Technology Officer of Enterprise and Nitin Shingate as Chief Technology Officer of Consumer | 12/4/2019

… passion for innovation that comes from building engineering teams at fast-growing organizations,” said Rick Bates, co-founder and CEO of RxSense. “As we continue to focus on developing industry-leading solutions to improve healthcare transparency and access to affordable medications, we’re looking forward to their contributions to help fuel innovation and the next chapter of our company’s growth.” Arora’s previous engineering experience includes a seven-year tenure at Google …

Health & Welfare Plans Newsletter for November 22, 2019 | 11/22/2019

Employers Are Affected by Latest Healthcare Transparency Rules “For the self-insured employer, supporting and rolling out this level of transparency will be costly, with investments in new technology and communication plans to effectively launch the initiative with employees … [T]he employer cost savings will be greatest prior to employees meeting their deductible or out of pocket spending. Once those milestones are reached, there is little incentive for employees to …

The Latest Healthcare Transparency Rules for Employers | 11/21/2019

By Scott Van Horn - November 21, 2019 The Latest Healthcare Transparency Rules for Employers Theory: New healthcare transparency rules provide employees with greater transparency into hospital and doctor pricing, but faces an uphill battle against the industry who rely on negotiated rates staying hidden. Healthcare transparency has been top of mind for many consumers and politicians the past few years. The idea is to give employees more visibility into the …

Trump Administration Announces Historic Price Transparency Requirements to Increase Competition and Lower Healthcare Costs for All Americans | 11/18/2019

… Public Final Rule. The second rule is the Transparency in Coverage Proposed Rule. Both the final and proposed rules require that pricing information be made publicly available. “President Trump has promised American patients ‘A+’ healthcare transparency , but right now our system probably deserves an F on transparency. President Trump is going to change that, with what will be revolutionary changes for our healthcare system,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “Today’s …

Donald Trump Announces Revolutionary Healthcare Transparency Rules | 11/17/2019

Subscribe Donald Trump Announces Revolutionary Healthcare Transparency Rules (Breitbart) – President Donald Trump announced a new rule requiring hospitals to publish their prices for services publicly, allowing customers to make more informed choices. “For decades, hospitals, insurance companies, lobbyists, and special interests have hidden prices from consumers so they could drive up costs for you,” Trump said. “And you had no idea what was happening. You’d get bills that were unbelievable …

Trump Issues Rule to Force Hospitals to Reveal Negotiated Prices | Yahoo News | 11/16/2019

… in cash. The administration also proposed a second rule requiring insurers to allow patients to get estimates of their out-of-pocket costs before they receive care. “President Trump has promised American patients ‘A+’ healthcare transparency , but right now our system probably deserves an F on transparency, “ Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement. “Today’s transparency announcement may be a more significant change to American healthcare …

Going Beyond the Price Tag in Healthcare Transparency | 11/16/2019

Today the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued two rules aimed at giving consumers access to more information about the cost of common healthcare services. A final rule requires hospitals to disclose online their negotiated rates with health plans for common, shoppable services, like imaging or C-sections, allowing consumers to compare prices before choosing where they get these services. A new proposed rule requires health plans and large …

Marshall praises announcement of healthcare transparency rules Friday | 11/16/2019

President Donald Trump announced two rules to improve transparency in costs for health care on Friday. Kansas’ doctor in Congress praised the move. “We’ve been working with the White House now for three years on health care, very, very hard for the past six months,” said Kansas First District Congressman Dr. Roger Marshall. “One of my tenets to driving the cost of health care down is transparency, innovation and consumerism …

Donald Trump Announces Revolutionary Healthcare Transparency Rules | RevolutionRadio.org | 11/16/2019

Donald Trump Announces Revolutionary Healthcare Transparency Rules Saturday, November 16, 2019 BREITBART.COM 16 Nov 2019 President Donald Trump announced a new rule requiring hospitals to publish their prices for services publicly, allowing customers to make more informed choices. “For decades, hospitals, insurance companies, lobbyists, and special interests have hidden prices from consumers so they could drive up costs for you,” Trump said. “And you had no idea what was happening …

Trump administration unveils new price transparency rules | Modern Healthcare | 11/15/2019

… about price and cost-sharing information ahead of time. The agency hopes increased price transparency will boost competition among hospitals and insurers to drive down healthcare spending. “President Trump has promised American patients’ A+’ healthcare transparency , but right now our system probably deserves an F on transparency. President Trump is going to change that, with what will be revolutionary changes for our healthcare system,” HHS Secretary Alex Azar said. “Today’s …

Trump Administration Announces Historic Price Transparency Requirements to Increase Competition and Lower Healthcare Costs for All Americans | CMS | 11/15/2019

… Public Final Rule. The second rule is the Transparency in Coverage Proposed Rule. Both the final and proposed rules require that pricing information be made publicly available. “President Trump has promised American patients ‘A+’ healthcare transparency , but right now our system probably deserves an F on transparency. President Trump is going to change that, with what will be revolutionary changes for our healthcare system,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “Today’s …

President Trump speaks on healthcare transparency | 11/15/2019

copyShortcut) to copy Link copied! Updated: 2:08 PM EST Nov 15, 2019 Advertisement President Trump speaks on healthcare transparency Share (copyShortcut) to copy Link copied! Updated: 2:08 PM EST Nov 15, 2019 President Trump is making an announcement Friday afternoon on healthcare transparency. President Trump is making an announcement Friday afternoon on healthcare transparency. Advertisement …

Florida hospitals, ASCs required to list prices for 44 nonemergency procedures on web | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/5/2019

As part of the healthcare transparency push of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers will be required to provide cost information for 44 frequently searched nonemergency procedures, the governor announced this week . A web tool called the Florida Health Price Finder will enable Florida residents to find the best price for nonemergency healthcare. The price finder will let them search for the cost of such procedures as …

Employers Revamp Employee Wellness Programs, Care Access Benefits | Patient Engagement HIT | 10/7/2019

… high quality healthcare. Patients will have access to providers in primary care, cardiology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, obstetrics, oncology, orthopedics, and pulmonology. Walmart will also be piloting a new program in the Carolinas to help increase healthcare transparency . The Personal Healthcare Assistant will help employees find out information about healthcare costs and appointment scheduling. The tool, which will interface on desktops, mobile applications, and text message conversations will also connect patients to …

Designing Healthcare Transparency that Works | 7/16/2019

Jul 16, 2019 By Castlight Health Designing Healthcare Transparency that Works Increased transparency is essential to improving the U.S. healthcare system, and we are encouraged to see the White House making it a priority . Given rampant cost discrepancies within the healthcare system , the push to create more visibility into price and quality has to be a movement in the right direction. However, the real challenge is ensuring that this information …

Trump’s Healthcare Transparency Round 2 | 7/12/2019

Home Opinion Trump’s Healthcare Transparency Round 2 Trump’s Healthcare Transparency Round 2 Posted by: Michael R Shannon in Opinion , Trending Commentary July 12, 2019 0 36 President Trump’s second go–round with healthcare pricing marks the first time I can recall a consistent effort on his part to achieve a goal in the face of opposition. Something sadly lacking in the immigration fight. Daryl Cagle, caglecartoons.com January was his first …

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MDSAVE LAUNCHES HOSPITAL TRANSPARENCY PRODUCT AS COURT UPHOLDS PRICE TRANSPARENCY RULE | Globe Newswire | 6/29/2020

… Healthcare transparency leader MDsave is launching Private Label Hospital Sites that can bring hospitals into compliance before the deadline. June 29, 2020 10:00 ET Source: MDsave BRENTWOOD, Tenn., June 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Federal momentum towards healthcare price transparency surged forward with the June 23 summary judgment of U.S. District Court Judge Carl Nichols, upholding the power of the Department of Health and Human Services to require hospitals to publicly …

Trump Administration Announces Historic Price Transparency Requirements to Increase Competition and Lower Healthcare Costs for All Americans | 11/18/2019

… price transparency As directed by President Trump’s Executive Order on Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare, today the Department of Health and Human Services is announcing that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services … made publicly available. “President Trump has promised American patients ‘A+’ healthcare transparency, but right now our system probably deserves an F on transparency. President Trump is going to change that, with what will be revolutionary …

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Trump Administration Announces Historic Price Transparency Requirements to Increase Competition and Lower Healthcare Costs for All Americans | 11/18/2019

… Quality Transparency in American Healthcare, today the Department of Health and Human Services is announcing that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is issuing two rules that take historic steps to increase price transparency … made publicly available. “President Trump has promised American patients ‘A+’ healthcare transparency, but right now our system probably deserves an F on transparency. President Trump is going to change that, with what will be revolutionary …

Trump Administration Announces Historic Price Transparency Requirements to Increase Competition and Lower Healthcare Costs for All Americans | 11/18/2019

… Quality Transparency in American Healthcare, today the Department of Health and Human Services is announcing that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is issuing two rules that take historic steps to increase price transparency … made publicly available. “President Trump has promised American patients ‘A+’ healthcare transparency, but right now our system probably deserves an F on transparency. President Trump is going to change that, with what will be revolutionary …

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Trump Administration Announces Historic Price Transparency Requirements to Increase Competition and Lower Healthcare Costs for All Americans | 11/18/2019

… and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare, today the Department of Health and Human Services is announcing that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is issuing two rules that take historic steps to increase price … made publicly available. “President Trump has promised American patients ‘A+’ healthcare transparency, but right now our system probably deserves an F on transparency. President Trump is going to change that, with what will be revolutionary …

Trump Administration Announces Historic Price Transparency Requirements to Increase Competition and Lower Healthcare Costs for All Americans | 11/18/2019

… and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare, today the Department of Health and Human Services is announcing that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is issuing two rules that take historic steps to increase price … made publicly available. “President Trump has promised American patients ‘A+’ healthcare transparency, but right now our system probably deserves an F on transparency. President Trump is going to change that, with what will be revolutionary …

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Trump Administration Announces Historic Price Transparency Requirements to Increase Competition and Lower Healthcare Costs for All Americans | 11/18/2019

… healthcare transparency, but right now our system probably deserves an F on transparency. President Trump is going to change that, with what will be revolutionary changes for our healthcare system,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “Today’s transparency announcement may be a more significant change to American healthcare markets than any other single thing we’ve done, by shining light on the costs of our shadowy system and finally putting the American …

Trump Administration Announces Historic Price Transparency Requirements to Increase Competition and Lower Healthcare Costs for All Americans | 11/18/2019

… healthcare transparency, but right now our system probably deserves an F on transparency. President Trump is going to change that, with what will be revolutionary changes for our healthcare system,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “Today’s transparency announcement may be a more significant change to American healthcare markets than any other single thing we’ve done, by shining light on the costs of our shadowy system and finally putting the American …

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Trump Administration Announces Historic Price Transparency Requirements to Increase Competition and Lower Healthcare Costs for All Americans | 11/18/2019

… the final and proposed rules require that pricing information be made publicly available. “President Trump has promised American patients ‘A+’ healthcare transparency, but right now our system probably deserves an F on transparency. President Trump … about as clear as mud to patients,” said CMS Administrator Seema Verma. “Thanks to President Trump’s vision and leadership, we are throwing open the shutters and bringing to light the price of care for American …

Trump Administration Announces Historic Price Transparency Requirements to Increase Competition and Lower Healthcare Costs for All Americans | 11/18/2019

… the final and proposed rules require that pricing information be made publicly available. “President Trump has promised American patients ‘A+’ healthcare transparency, but right now our system probably deserves an F on transparency. President Trump … about as clear as mud to patients,” said CMS Administrator Seema Verma. “Thanks to President Trump’s vision and leadership, we are throwing open the shutters and bringing to light the price of care for American …

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Donald Trump Announces Revolutionary Healthcare Transparency Rules | 11/17/2019

Subscribe Donald Trump Announces Revolutionary Healthcare Transparency Rules (Breitbart) – President Donald Trump announced a new rule requiring hospitals to publish their prices for services publicly, allowing customers to make more informed choices. “For decades, hospitals, insurance companies, lobbyists, and special interests have hidden prices from consumers so they could drive up costs for you,” Trump said. “And you had no idea what was happening. You’d get bills that were unbelievable …

Marshall praises announcement of healthcare transparency rules Friday | 11/16/2019

President Donald Trump announced two rules to improve transparency in costs for health care on Friday. Kansas’ doctor in Congress praised the move. “We’ve been working with the White House now for three years on health care, very, very hard for the past six months,” said Kansas First District Congressman Dr. Roger Marshall. “One of my tenets to driving the cost of health care down is transparency, innovation and consumerism …