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Trump takes a big step toward medical price transparency

By Patrick follow Patrick   2018 Dec 27, 8:03am 1,045 views   13 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2018/04/24/hhs-takes-new-steps-in-secretary-azars-value-based-agenda.html

Secretary Azar issued the following statement:

“America’s healthcare system has to change, and President Trump’s Administration recognizes that. This payment proposal takes important steps toward a Medicare system that puts patients in charge of their care and allows them to receive the quality and price information needed to drive competition and increase value.

“The rule also solicits feedback on further bold actions, which will be necessary to disrupt our existing system and deliver real value for healthcare consumers. Through boosting interoperability and maximizing the promise of health IT, promoting price and quality transparency, pioneering new models, and removing government burdens, we are going to move toward a system that provides better care for Americans at a lower cost.”

CMS’s proposed policy changes include:

Requiring hospitals to post their standard list of prices on the Internet and in a machine-readable format, rather than just being required to make them available in some form
Focusing the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program on promoting interoperability, to allow patients to control their records and access them in a usable format
Eliminating duplicative. overly burdensome, or out-of-date quality measures through the “Meaningful Measures” initiative

CMS also issued a Request for Information soliciting comment on new ways to:

Stop “surprise billing” by providers


*None* of the mainstream media mentions that this is an initiative from the Trump administration. It would conflict with "Orange man bad", which is all they ever report.
1   6rdB   ignore (0)   2018 Dec 27, 8:38am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

This was on Texas evening news yesterday, with a comment "good, but not enough". But lets not forget that TRUMP BAD, OBAMA GOOD. IF PRICE TRANSPARENCY PROPOSED BY TRUMP, IT IS BAD. IF IT WOULD BE GOOD, OBAMA WOULD HAVE INTRODUCED IT.
3   Quigley   ignore (2)   2018 Dec 27, 8:44am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Never forget that ORANGE MAN BAD!!!
4   Elgatouno   ignore (3)   2018 Dec 27, 9:48am     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Lol "a big step"

That's not what Fox news thinks. Maybe other media outlets thought it was a big nothing burger too.

You do realize you posted something from April, right?

http://www.fox5dc.com/health/hospitals-will-have-to-post-prices-online-starting-january-1

Hospitals are already required to disclose prices publicly, but this change will put that information online in a machine-readable format that can be easily processed by computers.
5   Ceffer   ignore (3)   2018 Dec 27, 9:54am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Another cheap trick by Trump, like defusing North Korea, pulling out of Syria, and recently visiting soldiers in a war zone! These cheap tricks cannot go on! IMPEACH TRUMP!
6   FortWayneIndiana   ignore (4)   2018 Dec 27, 10:19am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Fucking Trump making things clearer and in computer readable format so that this data can be collected and compared.

If provider can't price you at "how much you got", freedom has no meaning to Democrats.
7   Booger   ignore (5)   2018 Dec 27, 10:33am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Hospitals are like the Clinton Foundation. They use the guise of doing good to scam people out of millions.
8   Goran_K   ignore (4)   2018 Dec 27, 10:40am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Rocketmanjoe says

Hospitals are already required to disclose prices publicly, but this change will put that information online in a machine-readable format that can be easily processed by computers.


Yeah no big deal. lol
9   Elgatouno   ignore (3)   2018 Dec 27, 10:41am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Booger says
Hospitals are like the Clinton Foundation. They use the guise of doing good to scam people out of millions.


https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna950576

Speaking of Foundations
10   Elgatouno   ignore (3)   2018 Dec 27, 10:43am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Goran_K says
Rocketmanjoe says

Hospitals are already required to disclose prices publicly, but this change will put that information online in a machine-readable format that can be easily processed by computers.


Yeah no big deal. lol


Yup, no big deal

"It may still prove to be confusing to consumers since standard rates are like list prices and don’t reflect what insurers and government programs pay."
11   ThreeBays   ignore (0)   2018 Dec 27, 10:51am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
*None* of the mainstream media mentions that this is an initiative from the Trump administration. It would conflict with "Orange man bad", which is all they ever report.


Did the fake news outlets you read post April news in December?
12   rdm   ignore (2)   2018 Dec 27, 1:20pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

rdm says
Similar to the 10 % raise " he " is giving to the military. When he supports allowing medicare to negotiate with the drug companies, let me know. BTW he said during the election he supported just that and he keeps all his promises or so I have been informed on this very web site. I guess he is too busy tring to get the beaners to pay for his wall to bother with drug prices, sad.
13   Onvacation   ignore (4)   2018 Dec 28, 4:41am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

rdm says
. I guess he is too busy tring to get the beaners to pay for his wall to bother with drug prices, sad.

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