House Advances Site of Care Identification, Third-Party Fee Disclosure Bills

As part of a recently introduced health care package, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Education and the Workforce on July 12 unanimously advanced a bill that would require hospital groups to create individual identifiers for outpatient departments — a major step toward so-called “site neutrality,” a long-held goal of plan sponsors and carriers. The other bills, meanwhile, are mainly focused on PBMs, which have become the hottest health care topic — and for some members, the most notable health care villains — in the current session of Congress.

The overwhelming support from members of both parties for each of the bills bodes well for their eventual passage. So does their alignment with bills currently under consideration in the Senate, according to one D.C. insider.

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Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

Peter has been a reporter for nearly a decade. Before joining AIS Health, Peter covered a wide variety of topics in his hometown of Seattle, where he continues to live. Peter’s work has appeared in publications including The Atlantic and The Stranger. Peter attended Colby College.

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