On April 24, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that requires hospitals to post their standard charges online. CMS already requires hospitals to post standard charges, but as an alternative allows the hospitals to publicly post the hospital policies for allowing the public to view a list of those charges upon request. Under the new rule, CMS intends to update its guidelines to eliminate the alternative. If the rule is finalized as written, the hospital standard charge list must be posted online and publicly accessible. CMS is also considering making information regarding hospital . . .