Arizona Legislature Revives Medical Price Transparency Bill
Arizona Republic report.
The bill would require hospitals to list "direct pay" prices for 50 commonly used inpatient and outpatient procedures. The new language added to the bill, sponsored by Republican Sen. Nancy Barto, includes a measure that changes state Medicaid reimbursement methods for hospitals, according to the report.
Gov. Brewer rejected the original version of the bill because she said the measure was too ambiguous and could conflict with state and federal laws. Gov. Brewer said she supports the overall goal of greater price transparency, according to the report.
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