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Start Date for Hospital Price Transparency Requirement

Published on 

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

 | FAQ 


Given the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, has CMS delayed the start date for the Hospital Price Transparency requirement?


There has been no delay in this requirement. CMS actually reaffirmed the January 1, 2020 effective date by including the following information in their Thursday October 1, 2020 MLNConnects newsletter:

Hospital Price Transparency: Requirements Effective January 1

Starting January 1, 2021, each hospital operating in the United States is required to provide clear, accessible pricing information online about the items and services they provide in two ways:

  • Comprehensive machine-readable file with all items and services
  • Display of shoppable services in a consumer-friendly format

Is your organization prepared to be compliant? Visit the new Hospital Price Transparency website for resources to help you prepare:

Article Author: Beth Cobb, RN, BSN, ACM, CCDS
Beth Cobb, RN, BSN, ACM, CCDS, is the Manager of Clinical Analytics at Medical Management Plus, Inc. Beth has over twenty-five years of experience in healthcare including eleven years in Case Management at a large multi-facility health system. In her current position, Beth is a principle writer for MMP’s Wednesday@One weekly e-newsletter, an active member of our HIPAA Compliance Committee, MMP’s Education Department Program Director and co-developer of MMP’s proprietary Compliance Protection Assessment Tool.

This material was compiled to share information.  MMP, Inc. is not offering legal advice. Every reasonable effort has been taken to ensure the information is accurate and useful.