Stephanie Dunbar

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CMS Plans to Implement Stricter Enforcement Efforts to Boost Hospital Price Transparency Compliance

In January 2021, the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) implemented the Price Transparency Regulations (“PTR”) which required hospitals to publish prices for all their services on their websites in a user-friendly format — improving consumer access to pricing information when shopping for health services. Since implementing the PTR, CMS has seen a significant … Continue Reading

CMS Proposes a National Healthcare Provider Directory: Beneficial or Burdensome?

In October 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) requested information from the public regarding its proposal to establish a National Directory of Healthcare Providers and Services (“NDH”). This proposal was a response to recent CMS data showing that nearly half of Medicare Advantage plan directories were inaccurate, despite CMS’s quarterly reporting requirements. … Continue Reading