Hospitals Lose Court Battle to Prevent Disclosing Contracted Rates
Yesterday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted the Trump Administration’s motion for summary judgment, thereby rejecting the lawsuit led by the American Hospital Association to prevent hospitals from disclosing their contracted rates.
Judge Carl Nichols writes, “It is a close call whether the agency reasonably interpreted ‘standard charges’ to include rates negotiated with third-party payers... in this exceptionally unique market, the Court cannot conclude that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ interpretation is unreasonable".
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