Under President Trump, new rules were passed requiring hospitals to post price lists so patients can shop around for treatments and procedures.
However, hundreds of hospitals have gotten caught failing to follow the law.
The latest two hospitals getting fined are in Rochester, New Hampshire and Wichita Falls, Texas.
The following is an excerpt from Becker's Healthcare Review.
CMS has issued fines to two hospitals for alleged price transparency violations.
Rochester, N.H.-based Frisbie Memorial Hospital was issued a $102,660 fine April 19. Wichita Falls, Texas-based Kell West Regional Hospital was issued a $117,260 fine that same day.
The fines are the third and fourth CMS has issued to hospitals for violating federal price transparency laws.
Atlanta-based Northside Hospital was fined $883,180 and Northside Hospital Cherokee in Canton, Ga., was fined $214,320 in June.
The hospitals have 30 days from the issuance date to appeal the fines.
Frisbie and Kell West did not immediately return messages from Becker's seeking comment regarding the fines.
CMS said in an April 26 news release that it has issued more than 730 warnings and issued 269 corrective action plan requests to hospitals not complying with price transparency laws as of April 2023.
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david holmes says
Re:Hospitals continue to break Trump-era law requiring price transparency
Thank you for the report, keep it up. Price transparency is valuable for the consumers.
Thomas Joseph Hussman says
To equitably describe the price fixing predicament in the medical field one must include the MK/ULTRA testing facilities, Universities, Prisons, Pharmacies, Hospitals, and Military Bases in the examination. If anyone acutally knew the amount of money provided to institutions contolled by the US Military and CIA, the sounds of gasps would vibrate mountains. In 1977 the University of Minnesota was receiving public money to investigate the potential effects of Electro-Shock and LSD given as a "Truth Serum" concoction to unwitting people. The number of resulting deaths is incalculable. Of course the side bar experiments and the other drugs given to victims has never been completely disclosed either. For a truthful examination of the problems between the USA Government and its citizens regarding money, drugs, and doctors, the first place to begin the study is inside the government. Its a filthy rotten story of incomparable evil. The sheer numbers of human beings afflicted makes the sin almost unforgiveable. By manipulating and ruining a person's spirit, the lunatics who did this may have violated the ultimate rule. See Matthew 12:32