In the 118th Congress, the US House of Representatives is keenly interested in healthcare price transparency. Three House committees—Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce—each approved legislation that would advance price transparency objectives. Generally, these bills seek to codify (or modify) the requirements around hospital and health plan price transparency as previously implemented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
While there are many similarities between the three bills, the committees and House leadership will need to negotiate certain key differences before a bill is brought to the House floor for a vote. It remains unclear which of the competing bills might get a vote.
This +Insight examines the hospital and health plan transparency provisions of these primary pieces of legislation and compares them with current regulations.