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flag flying at half mast in front of closeup shot of the U.S. Capitol buildingA new analysis from PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI) finds that recent federal health care transparency initiatives could have a significant impact on health care consumers, providers, and payers.

The measures, which include two regulatory rules on hospital cost transparency and a law passed by Congress addressing surprise medical billing, were priorities of the Trump Administration. Although that administration’s battles with the Affordable Care Act drew more headlines, these measures may end up being the most important legacies of the Trump years when it comes to health care.

There is still some uncertainty about the regulatory rules—the Biden Administration could revisit them—but for now they represent some important changes to the level of transparency of health care costs in the U.S.

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