Laura Appel Discusses New Federal Price Disclosure Rule

Posted on January 07, 2021

MHA Senior Vice President Laura Appel appears on WWMT-TV News Channel 3 on Jan.6Laura 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.


Photographs

  • Laura Appel Discusses New Federal Price Disclosure Rule

Tags: price transparency, Laura Appel, Detroit Free Press, WWMT-TV

Posted in: MHA In The News

MHA Updates Delivered to You

Subscribe to the MHA Monday Report weekly newsletter or our podcast, the MiCare Champion Cast, to keep informed about the latest healthcare news and events in Michigan.

MHA Monday Report
Contact us to subscribe

MiCare Champion Cast
iTunes | SoundCloud


Media Inquiries

Contact the MHA at
(517) 703-8601

Read the MHA policy on publication via MHA media.

MHA 100 Year Anniversary

Watch the video »