State of Reform writes: During this year’s legislative session in Alaska, language related to price transparency in health care was adopted in the final stages of the session (SB 105). The bill is now with Gov. Walker awaiting his review and action by August 20th.
SB 105 was a bill first drafted as being related to “the licensure of marital and family therapists; providing for a state policy relating to children.” and later adopted health care price transparency language. The ammendment included language requiring healthcare providers to provide a list of the 10 most commonly performed services, and the undiscounted price for each. Section 4 of the bill lays out the creation of a database that will house the information submitted by providers.