FIERCE Healthcare: Industry Voices—Why the new hospital price transparency rules miss the mark

By Kyle Hicok

Intentions were good, but the new federal rules that were supposed to make hospital bills easier to figure out are instead doing little to help.

Hospital prices and reimbursements have long been a riddle wrapped around a cipher. Why the same surgical procedure, aspirin, or IV vary so much in cost between facilities, health systems, and physicians has never been clearly understood by patients.