Hospital A hospital’s compliance status was strongly associated with the average compliance level of peer hospitals in the same regional market.

Compliance with recent hospital price transparency rules varies widely by state, from 25% or lower in some states to 75% or higher in others. Overall, more than half of hospitals were not compliant with the new federal rule that went into effect January 1 this year, according to research by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The study ranked publicly available hospital compliance information for all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 305 geographic regions. The researchers based their analysis on files from more than 3,500 U.S. hospitals in the first five months of 2021.

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