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Hospitals must now post standard charges online

By STEPHANIE SALMONS Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Hospitals throughout the country are now required to make a list of standard charges available online.

Hospitals already were required to establish, update and make public lists of their standard charges for services and items provided. But to make the information more widely available, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services updated existing guidelines, which starting Tuesday require hospitals to make that information available online in a machine-readable format.

Click on the link for the full text of the Hawaii Tribune-Herald’s January 2 story, “Hospitals must now post standard charges online.”