Amitech's price transparency service crawls facility websites every day and adds those updates to the centralized database of prices. Facilities are only required to publish information once per year under the price transparency rules, but the regulations do not stipulate a specific day or time of year for those updates.
By Service Level Agreement, Amitech ensures that the output for its Price Transparency Data Service customers is updated at least monthly using the following timeline:
- By 12:00 AM US/Central on the 5th of the month - One last crawl of facility websites is completed to ensure that the monthly file will have the latest information from all monitored facilities.
- By 12:00 AM US/Central on the 10th of the month - A new monthly data refresh is completed and any customer data files are generated, including all of the source data files and code updates available as of the 5th of the month. The publication also includes updated release notes.