- US hospitals will have to post their standard prices online and make it easier for patients to access their electronic medical records, Medicare officials said Tuesday
- Currently, hospitals must make their prices public, but the new rule requires the information to be posted online in a format that can be easily processed by computers
- However, hospitals’ standard prices aren’t what insurers and government programs pay, so it’s unclear how useful consumers will find the online pricing information
- WSAZ just ran a story on the WV Hospital Association’s new website https://hospitalsmartwv.com/ to help consumers in this regard.
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Medicare to Require Hospitals Post Prices Online