The Transparency in Coverage Rule
The Transparency in Coverage Rule, issued in 2020 by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of the Treasury and enforced beginning 7/1/22, requires that health plans (which include clients who sponsor employee benefit plans) and health insurance issuers publish two MRFs:
- In Network: Negotiated rates for all covered items and services between the plan or issuer and in-network providers
- Out of Network: Allowed amount paid to, and billed charges from, out-of-network providers for all covered services within a 90-day period
Use the link below to access the machine readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine-readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.