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Consumers First Submits Comment Letter to CMS Recommending Higher Penalty on Hospital Price Transparency Regulation

09.17.2021

Consumers First submitted a detailed comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on the CY 2022 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule. The letter makes the following recommendations:

  • Encourages CMS to end perverse financial incentives in hospital/facility payment that drive unaffordable care by expanding site-neutral payments to additional services and sites of service.
  • Provides feedback to CMS on their Request for Information (RFI) focused on closing the equity gap in hospital/facility quality programs.
  • Expresses support of CMS efforts to implement hospital price transparency and encourages CMS to increase the civil monetary fines for hospitals who do not publicly post their health care prices.

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