As this blog previously addressed, the price disclosure requirement issued by the Department of Health and Human Services emanated from the Affordable Care Act and requires hospitals to post price information on the internet in a machine-readable format. Starting on January 1, 2019 this became an affirmative obligation for hospitals.» Read More
Starting January 1, 2019, hospitals have been reporting their standard charges online in an easily accessible format, due to a new rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, hospitals were required to release a list of prices for their items and services to the public; however, the initial rulemaking required that either the charges themselves be made public, or the hospital’s policy for allowing public review of the hospital’s charges upon request be made public. » Read More
The developers of EPIC Systems, the electronic health records software systems used by numerous hospitals, have not figured out how to handle daylight savings time changes, even after years in operation and multiple daylight savings time changes. The software can delete records and requires cumbersome work arounds for health information entered between 1 a.m.» Read More