SHIP Pricing Transparency Guide

October 2020
National Rural Health Resource Center,
Eide Bailly

This Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) Pricing Transparency Guide aims to support SHIP Coordinators, along with their hospitals and local partners, to navigate the Price Transparency Rule of November 15, 2019.

The SHIP Pricing Transparency Guide includes an overview of the basics and history of the Price Transparency Rulings, key terms, eligibility, exemptions and key components followed by a hospital readiness workplan, and penalties for non-compliance. This guide also includes resources, a list of shoppable services, and an implementation work plan template.

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,009,120 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.