Laura Appel Discusses New Federal Price Disclosure Rule
Posted on January 07, 2021
Laura Appel, senior vice president and chief innovation officer, discussed the new federal hospital price disclosure rule with the Detroit Free Press and WWMT-TV the week of Jan. 4.
The Detroit Free Press story published Jan. 6 quotes Appel discussing how caring for a surge of COVID-19 patients may impact the rate at which hospitals are able to comply with the federal rule.
“It’s still a pandemic and most organizations are still in what we’d call a surge mode," said Appel. “It’s still a pretty tenuous time, so it wouldn’t surprise me if some (hospitals) said, 'We’re working on it, but we’re not there yet.' "
On Jan. 6, Appel contributed to a WWMT-TV story explaining what is now required of hospitals with the new rule.
"What's now required to be published are each negotiated rate for a particular type of service," said Appel.
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