A recent report calls out the winners and losers of price transparency adherence.
The Semi-Annual Hospital Price Transparency Compliance Report, recently published by PatientRightsAdvocate.org, analyzed 2,000 of the nation's largest hospitals from December 10, 2022 through January 26, 2023 to determine price transparency compliance.
Compliance was based on the inclusion of machine-readable files for all items and services, as well as price display of the 300 most common shoppable services.
As HealthLeaders previously reported, the newest findings reveal a modest increase in compliance percentage since the previous report in August 2022, with 24.5% of hospitals (489) now compliant, compared to 16% last year.
While this shows that 75.5% of hospitals are still not complying with the price transparency rule, the report names three major hospitals that are.
According to the report, among the 489 compliant hospitals, there were three hospitals that posted “exemplary” files that were easily accessible, downloadable, machine-readable, and included all negotiated rates by payer and plan:
- MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio
- NorthSide Hospital Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia
- NorthSide Hospital Cherokee in Canton, Georgia
In contrast, some of the largest health systems in the country continue to be some of the biggest perpetrators of the law.
None of the hospitals owned by HCA Healthcare, Tenet Healthcare, Christus Health, Providence, Bon Secours Mercy Health, UPMC, Mercy Health, UnityPoint Health, and Avera Health were found to be compliant, according to the report.
Amanda Norris is the Associate Content Manager of Finance, Payer, Revenue Cycle, and Strategy for HealthLeaders.