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Healthcare Providers Cannot Shield Prices From Serving Up In Search

Under new federal requirements, hospitals insurers, and healthcare providers can no longer use special codes that shield pricing information in web services on Google and other engines. The Wall Street Journal reported that hospitals were supposed to post data at the start of 2021. Insurers must comply beginning in 2022. The hospital industry had fought the requirement in court but lost. The new guidelines were released March 23, by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Guidance was issued in GitHub, a developer website for a variety of platforms and industries. 

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