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CMS Hosts Hospital Price Transparency Webinar

Effective Jan. 1, 2021, hospitals are required to publish standard charges, including negotiated rates, for all services in a machine-readable format and display prices of shoppable services in a consumer-friendly format.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a webinar on Aug. 11 from 2–3 ET for hospitals to learn about posting standard charge information in the comprehensive machine-readable file. CMS will review the document “8 Steps to a Machine-Readable File of All Items & Services” and highlight examples of hospital compliance.

A week before the webinar, CMS will make the accompanying presentation available on the hospital price transparency resource page. For further information, see the FAQs and quick reference checklist on the resource page.

Contact Senior Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at or 202.585.0127 with questions.


About the Author

Abigail Painchaud is a policy associate at America's Essential Hospitals.

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