Consumers First Submits Comment Letter to CMS Recommending Higher Penalty on Hospital Price Transparency Regulation
Consumers First submitted a detailed comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on the CY 2022 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule. The letter makes the following recommendations:
- Encourages CMS to end perverse financial incentives in hospital/facility payment that drive unaffordable care by expanding site-neutral payments to additional services and sites of service.
- Provides feedback to CMS on their Request for Information (RFI) focused on closing the equity gap in hospital/facility quality programs.
- Expresses support of CMS efforts to implement hospital price transparency and encourages CMS to increase the civil monetary fines for hospitals who do not publicly post their health care prices.