Last week, the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee released draft legislation aimed to improve price transparency, address surprise bills and reduce health care costs. Notably, the bill proposes to designate a nonprofit entity charged with collecting claims data that would facilitate initiatives to lower the cost of care. The bill would also require hospitals to ensure that every clinician at the facility is considered in-network. Because the bill is so broad, its language will likely change with some provisions being modified if consensus is not reached. The Committee aims to bring the bill to the floor in July. [Included] are the key highlights on the bill.

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