Few Adults Are Aware of Hospital Price Transparency Requirements
A data note based on KFF polling data shows that few Americans realize that starting this year hospitals are required to post prices of common health services on their websites in a format patients can access and use.
Federal regulations that took effect January 1 require this price transparency for hospitals to allow patients to compare prices across hospitals and “shop” for lower-price care. The new survey data finds that 9% of adults nationwide are aware that hospitals must disclose this information online.
The data note is available on the Peterson-KFF Health System Tracker, an online information hub dedicated to monitoring and assessing the performance of the U.S. health system.