In the 2018 legislative term, Indiana introduced several legislation aimed at promoting price transparency, lowering healthcare costs, and expanding healthcare markets. Although most of those bills introduced died in committee, the state legislature passed HB 1317, a price transparency bill which would make it easier for pharmacists to discuss more affordable alternatives with patients. In addition, the state passed legislation to establish a comprehensive care health facility Certificate of Need (CON) program to be administered by the sate department.
The State Database
The Source tracks state activities impacting healthcare price and competition in both legislation and litigation in a searchable database to help stakeholders at the state level understand their legal and regulatory environment as they make efforts to improve access, quality, and efficiency, and reduce costs in healthcare. We currently cover bills from the 2017-2018 legislative term and key statutes from each state. Search the database for specific bills, statutes or cases by using keyword, key issue category, and/or jurisdiction.