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Carey K, Dor A
Hospital response to CMS public reports of hospital charge information.
This study examined trends in charge increases for Medicare inpatients treated in approximately 3400 hospitals after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began reporting charges online in 2013 for Medicare inpatients. The investigators applied difference-in-differences analysis to comprehensive inpatient charge data from New York and Florida for the years 2011-2016. After public reporting was implemented the growth in reported charges in New York hospitals was 4-9% lower than unreported diagnosis-related groups and in Florida it was 2-8% lower.
Citation: Carey K, Dor A . Hospital response to CMS public reports of hospital charge information. Med Care 2020 Jan;58(1):70-73. doi: 10.1097/mlr.0000000000001232..
Keywords: Hospitals, Healthcare Costs, Public Reporting, Medicare, Hospitalization