A Look into House Efforts on Hospital and Health Plan Price Transparency

By and on September 19, 2023

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.

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Leigh Feldman
Leigh offers clients nuanced health policy and legislative affairs insights informed by more than a decade of experience at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and on Capitol Hill. A skilled legislative and regulatory strategist, Leigh helps clients evaluate health policy proposals and anticipate policy changes. Read Leigh Feldman's full bio.

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Rachel is a highly experienced government relations and legislative affairs strategist and advocate who is informed by a solid foundation of health policy knowledge. Prior to joining McDermottPlus, Rachel served as the director of policy and government relations for a health IT contractor, where she developed the company’s first strategic plan for government relations. She grew the company’s profile on Capitol Hill by establishing new relationships with key leaders in the federal, state and military health program space. As a result, the company became an authoritative source on a variety of legislative approaches, especially related to veterans’ health. Read Rachel Stauffer's full bio.




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