The federal government/Trump administration announced today a delay regarding a proposed rule requiring hospitals to disclose actual negotiated price rates.  See WSJ News.

In January, 2019, as reported in the MedLaw Blog on January 10, 2019, CMS added a rule requiring hospitals to publish their standard charges beginning January 2019.

As noted in that blog post, requiring the “charge master disclosure” does not provide much in the way of transparency since so few commercial payors actually pay that rate.