Florida Committee Rejects Transparency Bill
A bill in Florida that would have required greater cost transparency on the part of diagnostic imaging facilities and other health care providers was defeated by a Senate Committee last week. The Senate Health Regulation Committee voted 4-3 against a bill that would have required radiologists and other physicians to provide more information to patients about the price of their services. The bill also would have helped shield patients from excessive out-of-network charges, according to a Gannett News Service article. Opponents said that sharing cost information with patients would be too confusing.