Stacks of pills and coins The Association of Health Insurance Providers warns that disclosure of negotiated prices would de-incentivize insurers to offer lower, more-competitive bids, thus driving up prices. (Photo: Shutterstock)

In a move hailed as a major win for health care price transparency, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid announced last year that as of January 1, 2021, hospitals would be required to post negotiated rates for common medical procedures.

Many in the health industry worry the rule would cause more harm than good, and just add to the current confusion surrounding our complex health care billing system.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is the current deputy editor for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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