Major fines may await Ohio hospitals that don’t share pricing info

Alonzo Osche

Joe Biden’s administration warned Monday that it wants to drop the hammer on hospitals that don’t comply with transparency rules formulated under former President Donald Trump that took effect Jan. 1.

Could Ohio hospitals wind up paying the price?

A fine of as much as $2 million per hospital was proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The pending edict was made public just after a new study by Patient Rights Advocate found that only 5.6{20335960d828ac45ef5fde98a5aa7f4c1fb21de0715bafc997f46433d5bf3454}, or 28 hospitals, of the 500 randomly sampled out of 6,002 regulated were in compliance with all of the rule requirements. The group reviewed publicly available hospital websites from May 15 through July 8.

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