Texas Legislature Considers Two Bills of Interest

Senate Bill 1684l is action packed with many items of interest particularly to Reference Based Pricing plans and includes, among other things, this:

Hospitals must list the gross charges for each health care service provided by the facility with the Medicare reimbursement amount for the health care service next to the relevant gross charges.

See text of bill here: legiscan.com/TX/text/SB1684/id/2332651

Here’s another bill introduced recently. It looks like Big Pharma wrote this one. Thank goodness this doesn’t apply to self funded plans. See text of bill here://legiscan.com/TX/text/HB1646/id/2277208