Legislation Seeks To Boost Health Care Cost Transparency
Reps. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) and Gene Green (D-Texas) have introduced legislation (HR 5800) that would require states to establish laws mandating that hospitals publicly disclose the cost of inpatient and outpatient services. The measure also would require health insurers to provide enrollees with estimated out-of-pocket costs for health care services.
- "U.S. House Bill Would Require Hospitals To Disclose Charges" (Spoerl, Becker's Hospital Review, 5/22).
- "AHA-Supported Bill Would Promote Health Care Price Transparency"Â (AHA News, 5/21).