Local hospitals flouting federal price-transparency rules, report finds

Most New York City–area hospitals are not in compliance with new federal requirements to publish prices for their services, according to a report released Friday.

The report was commissioned by the 32BJ Health Fund, the insurance plan of Local 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union.

The price-transparency rule, which went into effect Jan. 1, requires U.S. hospitals to post list prices and payer-specific negotiated rates for inpatient and outpatient services on a publicly available website. Of 81 hospitals in the city, Long Island and the Hudson Valley, only 28 had disclosed negotiated rates as of March, the report found.

New York City Health + Hospitals had the most

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