Bloomberg Law
Nov. 25, 2019, 10:14 AM

Hospital Price Transparency Rules Arm Employers Seeking Savings

Sara Hansard
Sara Hansard

Employers may finally have the ammunition they need to design health benefits that reduce costs under a Trump administration plan to force hospitals and insurers to disclose more information about their prices.

The transparency regulations will help employers design health benefits that steer employees toward hospitals that provide the best value, groups that work on curbing employer health-care costs say.

Employers, who cover 155 million Americans, have had little success in reducing their health-care costs through insurers that negotiate discounted prices with providers in their networks, employer health-care groups say. The discounts only reduce prices marginally from very ...

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