Monday, November 22, 2021
Recommendations for a Standard Machine-Readable File
The CY22 proposed rule covered many topics, but, in our opinion, the guidelines and clarifications surrounding machine-readable files were some of the most critical.
The Proposed Rule’s observation that there was a “lack of uniformity in the way that hospitals display their standard charges (84 FR 65556)” wasn’t a great surprise to the industry. The original guidelines required certain data elements but did not specify an exact fi...