Hospitals Fined The Equivalent of Two Hospital Admissions

“Don’t worry, it’s only a scratch. We’ll make it up on the next one or two hospital admissions” 

“On June 7, 2022, CMS fined Northside Hospital Atlanta, in Atlanta, Ga., $883,180, and Northside Hospital Cherokee, in Canton, Ga., $214,320.”

CMS Imposes First Price Transparency Rule Penalties

“CMS has stated that these fines are due to the hospitals’ failure to have a consumer-friendly, searchable list of standard charges posted in a prominent manner that clearly identified the location of the hospital. CMS further noted that the hospitals failed to include all required services in a machine-readable file, and services weren’t included in a single file, as required by the Rule.”  MORE >>

Husch Blackwell