Genesis Verduzco, Communications Manager
Effective January 1, 2019, CMS is requiring hospitals to post their current standard charges via the internet in a machine-readable format updated at least annually. Hospitals need to be proactive and prepare key personnel to help consumers navigate these new requirements and understand what the numbers truly represent. Hospitals must also be ready to communicate externally about the common misconceptions related to standard charges, and the efforts that have been made to make meaningful pricing information available to everyone. Communications between financial and communications departments, and c-suites, will be critical to ensure everyone is prepared. AzHHA along with the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania will be offering a webinar, CMS Price Transparency, on Monday, December 17th at noon (Eastern). For more information or to register, click here.