Hospital Law Puts Fla. At Head Of Price Transparency Push

Law360, Miami (April 22, 2016, 11:35 AM EDT) -- With a new law requiring hospitals to post costs of health care services in a public database, Florida has jumped to the forefront of a nationwide push for price transparency, a move that should not just allow consumers to shop around but also help the state keep Medicaid costs in check, experts say.

When Gov. Rick Scott signed H.B. 1175 into law last week, Florida became just the fourth state — behind New Hampshire, Colorado and Maine — to require hospitals and other health care facilities to post the average amount they are paid for a specific procedure, a figure far...

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