Published November 16, 2019, 10:21 AM
By Agence France-Presse
The Trump administration said Friday it would begin forcing US hospitals to publish their prices of care and the discounted deals they reach with insurers from 2021 in a bid to rein in health care costs.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed a separate new rule that would force private insurance companies to give patients cost estimates before they see a doctor or get treatment.
The initiative is part of a wider effort to ensure more transparency in the US health care industry, which is notorious for being opaque when it