Trump Orders Health Care Providers To Reveal Prices Before They Deliver Services

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    Didn’t he also sign an Executive Order dealing with revealing the costs of medications?

    In an executive order issued Monday, Trump ordered the Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies to develop rules that will require hospitals and other health care providers to disclose prices to show what both the insurer and the patient will pay for a service.

    The new rules would also force health care providers and insurers to tell patients exactly what their out-of-pocket costs would be before any service is provided.

    Everyday American patients are being taken advantage of by a system that hides critical information from them that they need to make decisions for them and their families,” Azar said. He added that knowing the cost of service beforehand means Americans would be able to comparison shop — just like they might when getting their cars fixed.

    Also says they will work to stop “surprise billing” where you find out weeks or months later that your insurance won’t pay.


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    Makes sense.......hope it works
     
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    This actually isn't enough.

    Providers need to make public their prices for every procedure and service. Not just the cost to the patient and/or insurance agency. If they do heart surgery, regardless of insurance or patient, if they charge 200k dollars, they need to list it as 200k dollars. <-- This is an example of what I mean, not a list of items that they ONLY have to make available.
     
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    Long overdue.
     
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    I'm more worried about those out of network charges.
    Those fuckers tried to hit me up for 13k after my hip replacement!!
    I gotta hand it to BC,they stepped up and paid for it.
     
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    Typical Trumpster hypocrisy.
     

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