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Hospitals must start listing prices on Jan. 1

Posted at 1:47 PM, Dec 27, 2018

Changes are coming to hospitals around the country.

Starting Jan. 1, hospitals will have to list prices for standard services as part of a new federal rule.

Patients will be able to compare prices online before getting treatment.

Some consumer advocates say even though the lists will be beneficial, it doesn't do enough to inform patients about adjusted costs due to insurance and other factors.