Federal Judge Rules Against Hospitals in Clash Over CMS Price Transparency rule

Source: FierceHealthcare

A federal judge has ruled against a lawsuit brought by hospital groups that challenges the Trump administration’s rule to require hospitals post charges they negotiate with payers, according to a FierceHealthcare report.

The ruling issued Tuesday by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dealt a major blow to hospitals — as well as insurers — who claimed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ rule that goes into effect in January is onerous.

Hospital groups sued CMS late last year charging the agency did not have the statutory authority to mandate the rule, which requires hospitals post payer-negotiated charges in order to give consumers more transparency.

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