Many U.S. hospitals have fallen short of meeting a federal price transparency rule that went into effect on January 1, 2021, according to a study reported by JAMA Network.

The Hospital Price Transparency Final Rule aims to increase health care price transparency and facilitate online price shopping for patients. Hospitals are required to disclose five types of standard charges for all services in an accessible file and provide a consumer-friendly display for at least 300 shoppable services.

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