11:05 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

No More Surprise Medical Billing: Impact of Transparency on Healthcare Costs

The Department of Health and Human Services announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is issuing two rules that take historic steps to increase price transparency to empower patients and increase competition among all hospitals, group health plans and health insurance issuers in the individual and group markets. This will make previously unavailable price information accessible to patients and other stakeholders in a standardized way, allowing for easy comparisons. This panel will discuss and debate the new rules, how hospitals comply with the requirements, monitoring, auditing and corrective action plans

Sarah Knodel

Senior Vice President, Revenue Cycle

Baylor Scott and White Health

Christopher Moriates, MD

Assistant Dean for Healthcare Value

Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin