Effects Of New Pa. Legislation On Health Care Costs

Law360, New York (October 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania House Insurance Committee held a public hearing last month to receive testimony concerning proposed legislation that would re-establish the certificate of need ("CON") process for health care providers, and prohibit physician self-referrals to health care providers in which the physician has a financial interest.

What does it mean?

If the proposed legislation is enacted, Pennsylvania would join a majority of states that have similar CON laws, which are intended to reduce health care costs by restricting capital expenditures on health care equipment and other...
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