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Study on price transparency shows several local hospitals not fully complying

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Recently, PatientRightsAdvocate.org (PRA) released its sixth Semi-Annual Hospital Price Transparency report, which examines 2,000 hospitals’ compliance with the Hospital Price Transparency Rule, which was created to help patients shop for care and drive down medical costs – went into effect in 2021. Under the requirements, hospitals must post pricing information in a consumer-friendly display for their 300 most common procedures, including standard charges for all payers and plans.
The report found that just 55% of hospitals in Indiana are fully complying with the rule, which took effect over 3 years ago.
This is up from 29% compliance among Indiana hospitals in the last report, released in July 2023. Despite recent polling revealing that 94% of Americans support healthcare price transparency, nationally a majority of hospitals continue to flout the law.
Key Findings:
Just 28 of 51 Indiana hospitals reviewed were fully complying with the rule (55%).
Nationally, only 689 of 2000 hospitals (34.5%) were fully compliant with the rule.
The hospitals in Indiana that ARE fully complying:
Ascension St Vincent Fishers
Ascension St. Vincent Anderson
Ascension St. Vincent Carmel
Ascension St. Vincent Evansville
Ascension St. Vincent Heart Center
Ascension St. Vincent Hospital – Indianapolis
Ascension St. Vincent Kokomo
Ascension St. Vincent Women’s Hospital
Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent
Baptist Health Floyd
Bluffton Regional Medical Center
Dukes Memorial Hospital
Dupont Hospital
Lutheran Downtown Hospital
Lutheran Hospital
Lutheran Kosciusko Hospital
Northwest Health – La Porte
Northwest Health – Starke
Northwest Health Porter
Community Hospital
Franciscan Health Indianapolis
Franciscan Health Lafayette East
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital
IU Health Methodist Hospital
IU Health University Hospital
Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus
Methodist Hospitals Southlake
Eskenazi Health
The hospitals in Indiana that are NOT complying:
Ascension St Vincent Warrick
Ascension St. Vincent Clay
Ascension St. Vincent Jennings
Ascension St. Vincent Mercy
Ascension St. Vincent Randolph
Ascension St. Vincent Salem Hospital
Ascension St. Vincent Williamsport
Elkhart General Hospital
Memorial Hospital of South Bend
Columbus Regional Health
Community Hospital East
Community Hospital North
Good Samaritan Hospital
Deaconess Gateway Hospital
Deaconess Midtown Hospital
Franciscan Health Crown Point
Franciscan Health Dyer
Terre Haute Regional Hospital
Norton Clark Hospital
Parkview Regional Medical Center
Monroe Hospital
Mishawaka Medical Center
Plymouth Medical Center

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