DC Circ. Skeptical Hospital Price Disclosure Rule Is Unlawful

Law360 (October 15, 2020, 7:37 PM EDT) -- A D.C. appeals panel pushed a health care trade group Thursday to explain why the Trump administration's upcoming hospital price transparency rule runs afoul of the First Amendment and federal procedural law, since medical centers already must disclose standard patient costs.

In responding to questions from U.S. Circuit Judges Merrick B. Garland and David S. Tatel, including about the costs of X-rays in case the jurists needed them, and why their out-of-pocket costs could differ, a lawyer for the American Hospital Association said the organization wants to upend a lower court decision that the rule was on sound legal footing....

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