Two hospitals in Georgia, both part of the Northside health system, have become the first facilities to be fined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for noncompliance with federal price transparency rules that went into effect last January.

The two hospitals, Northside Hospital Atlanta and Northside Hospital Cherokee, were fined a combined $1.1 million. The Atlanta facility was fined $883,180 while the Cherokee site was fined $214.320.

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