DC Circ. Backs Trump's Hospital Price Transparency Rule

Law360 (January 4, 2021, 4:44 PM EST) -- The D.C. Circuit has upheld the Trump administration's hospital price transparency rule, finding that the government had weighed the measure's costs and burdens adequately.

A panel of the appellate court rejected the American Hospital Association's appeal of a June decision from a D.C. federal judge that sided with the federal government. The Dec. 29 appellate decision said that U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II reasonably found that the burden the rule put on hospitals would be justified by the benefits the rule gave consumers.

"The rule points out that even though disclosure of negotiated rates...

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