Hospital Price Transparency: Understanding and Using the Data
January 25, 2023Watch Recording
Presented by National Consumer Law Center
Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET
Since January 1, 2021, most hospitals across the United States have been required to post previously confidential data on the true prices that they charge to insurers and payers. This pricing data is particularly important for self-pay patients because they do not benefit from insurer negotiated prices and, as a result, are more financially vulnerable than patients relying on insurance.
While hospital pricing data can be a powerful resource for patients, regulators, and researchers, implementation has been slow and the data have proven challenging to work with. For attorneys, it can be helpful to know how to use hospital pricing data to advocate for your clients dealing with medical debt. This webinar will provide a practical, how-to session on accessing and using the hospital price transparency data for those working with clients and/or interested in pushing policy solutions around medical debt.
Specifically, attendees will:
- Learn about the data elements of hospital price transparency files
- Learn how to locate and use these files
- See examples of hospital price transparency files