Last week, APMA submitted comments in response to a Transparency in Coverage proposed rule promulgated by the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury. The proposed rule is intended to give consumers information to help empower their health-care decisions.
In its comments, APMA supported several of the departments’ proposals including requiring private payers to provide estimated cost-sharing liability information with consumers and providers prior to the date of service. APMA also made several recommendations to improve price transparency for both consumers and providers, including recommending that private payers share their coding and payment policies with in-network providers.
Read APMA’s comment letter in full at www.apma.org/Comments.