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Hospitals not complying with Obamacare price transparency rules

Patients and health insurers expecting hospitals to make their prices publicly available may still be out of luck, despite federal price transparency regulation going into effect at the beginning of this year. Obamacare requires hospitals to post prices of their services. In November 2019, the Trump administration issued regulations under the law that require hospitals… Read More »

Pre-pandemic, more than half of hospitals nab above-average Leapfrog safety grades

Dive Brief: One-third of the nation’s hospitals received A grades for the quality of care they provide, according to the Leapfrog Group’s annual survey, which graded more than 2,700 acute care facilities nationwide. Another 24% received B grades, suggesting that the nation’s hospitals are generally performing well in terms of the quality and safety of… Read More »

Shifting payer mix puts 340B hospitals at risk of losing eligibility

Dive Brief: Hospitals enrolled in the 340B drug discount program may no longer be eligible after the pandemic shifted their payer mix, according to a Wednesday letter the American Hospital Association sent to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. Depleted patient volumes and canceled elective surgeries lowered the proportion of hospital patients who are Medicaid and Medicare… Read More »