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Court hears oral arguments in price transparency lawsuit

The American Healthcare facility Affiliation and 6 other provider groups and wellness methods have requested the U.S. District Courtroom to toss out a last rule demanding them to publicly post their negotiated selling prices with insurers.

On May possibly seven, by way of video conference, Judge Carl J. Nichols of the U.S. District Courtroom for the District of Columbia, listened to oral arguments on motions for summary judgements requested by both equally the AHA and plaintiffs and defendant, the Section of Overall health and Human Expert services.

WHY THIS Issues

The last rule is scheduled to go into result on January 1, 2021.

Time is of the essence, the plaintiffs said in requesting a video conference just after the court docket postponed an April 22 listening to, presumably for the reason that of the pandemic.

Providers said they essential time to prepare to implement the rule, at a time when

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