Two days after Christmas, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services extended the comment period for the “Transparency in Coverage Proposed Rule” published Nov. 27, 2019 by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor and the Department of Treasury, a statement from CMS said. The proposed rule delivers on President Trump’s Executive Order on Improving Price and Quality Transparency.

The new comment period deadline was extended to Jan. 29, 2020 in response to public feedback and in consideration of the holiday season. According to the Trump Administration, the proposed rule is “a historic step toward putting health care price information in the hands of consumers, advancing the administration’s goal to ensure consumers are empowered with the information they need to make informed health care decision.”

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