CMS Proposes Heightened Penalties and Additional Requirements Under the Hospital Price Transparency Rule

By and on September 28, 2021

On July 19, 2021, US President Joe Biden’s administration released a proposed rule that would increase penalties for hospitals that do not comply with the Hospital Price Transparency Rule, effective January 1, 2022. According to McDermott’s Emily Jane Cook and Steven J. Schnelle, the proposed rule also provides certain potentially burdensome clarifications and requests comment on further rulemaking activity relating to the Hospital Price Transparency Rule.

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Emily J. Cook
Emily J. Cook provides counsel to health care providers on complex regulatory and reimbursement matters. Her regulatory experience includes fee-for-service Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, billing and coding, licensure, survey/certification and accreditation, and compliance with Medicare and state fraud and abuse requirements. She also has significant experience counseling health care providers and other stakeholder entities on issues related to 340B drug pricing program implementation, compliance and advocacy. Read Emily Cook's full bio.

Steven J. Schnelle
Steven Schnelle focuses his practice on regulatory and transactional matters involving health care providers and suppliers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical firms, device manufacturers, and market innovators. Read Steven Schnelle's full bio.