Sick and tired of high, unexpected, and confusing medical bills? Want to shop around for healthcare services that fit your budget and needs? This is your chance to speak up and make price transparency a reality.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking public comments on their new price transparency rule until 5 p.m. ET on September 27, 2019.
In response to the White House Executive Order on price transparency in health care, the administration has proposed the first rule that would require hospitals to publicly publish all of their pricing information, in an easy-to-access, searchable, digital format.
This would allow you to see the real prices of healthcare services, giving you greater control and flexibility, which means providers would also start competing for your business.
The proposed rule is an important step toward a truly consumer-centric, price-competitive, fully functional healthcare marketplace.
But CMS needs to hear from you before they can move forward on their proposed price transparency rule. It's up to you to make sure the administration's new price transparency rule really benefits patients—not special interests.
You have until 5 p.m. ET on September 27, 2019 to share your story on how or why the administration’s latest rule would impact you.
*Note: All comments will be directly sent to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). If you’d like to share your story with your Members of Congress, please go to www.usa.gov/elected-officials. For more information on the proposed price transparency rule, click here or here.