Two States Tackle Price Transparency

North Carolina and New Hampshire are taking similar paths regarding healthcare price transparency, with both states determined to make such data more readily available to consumers.

In North Carolina, Gov. Pat McCrory has signed a bill into law that requires hospitals to publicly report what they charge for the 100 most frequent reasons for admission, the Raleigh News & Observer reported. Hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers must also report pricing information on the 40 most common surgical and imaging procedures.

In New Hampshire, legislation has been introduced that would require all providers–whether hospital, outpatient center or physician office–to provide prices to uninsured patients of the 25 most commonly performed procedures, the Concord Monitor reported.

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