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Malliotakis Bill To Lower Drug Costs Approved By Ways & Means Committee

July 26, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis, a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, today announced her legislation, the Protecting Patients from Middlemen Act, passed out of the full committee and will be included in the committee's Health Care Price Transparency Act of 2023.   Specifically, Malliotakis' legislation, which was introduced in ...

Steel Bill to Increase Hospital Price Transparency Passes Committee

July 26, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee passed Rep. Michelle Steel’s (CA-45) legislation, the Hospital and ASC Price Transparency Act, to require hospitals to make their prices public and increase competition, within the Health Care Price Transparency Act. The Hospital and ASC Price Transparency Act ...

Arrington Introduces Better Deals and Lower Prices Act

July 26, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Jodey Arrington introduced the Better Deals and Lower Prices Act, legislation to arm employers with the information they need to make informed contracting decisions with PBMs, and lower the premiums of working-class families across the country. Currently, PBMs are able to shield much of ...

Rep. Miller Introduces the Clinical Laboratory Price Transparency Act

July 25, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV) introduced the Clinical Laboratory Price Transparency Act which will provide patients with clear price transparency when making health care decisions regarding clinical laboratory tests. This bill will require clinical labs to publish their health care prices and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ...

Rep. Carey Introduces Legislation to Increase Transparency for Health Care Costs

July 25, 2023 — Blog

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Mike Carey (R-OH) introduced the Imaging Services Price Transparency Act to increase transparency in health care for patients. Rep. Carey’s bill would require hospitals and other medical providers to make public the cost of imaging services, like X-Ray, MRI, and CT scans. “Health care costs are skyrocketing ...

Chairs Smith, Rodgers Lead Members in Urging CMS to Provide Transparency to Patients in Coverage Determination Process

July 14, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a new letter, top lawmakers are urging Biden administration health officials to provide transparency to patients for how Medicare coverage is determined. Following the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’s (CMS) recent proposal of its Transitional Coverage of Emerging Technologies (TCET) notice and its blanket coverage policy of Alzheimer’s ...