Hospital Pricing Information

A provision contained with Section 2718 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) contains a requirement for U.S. hospitals to make charge information publically available.  This provision specifically states:

“Each hospital operating within the United States shall for each year establish(and update) and make public (in accordance with guidelines developed by the Secretary) a list of the hospital’s standard charges for items and services provided by the hospital, including for diagnosis-related groups established under section 1886 (d)(4) of the Social Security Act.”

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