Editor's Note

The Source Executive Editor Jaime King Testifies at Congressional Hearing on Price Transparency

The Source's Executor Editor Jaime S. King is testifying on July 17th at the House Energy & Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing: "Examining State Efforts to Improve Transparency of Health Care Costs for Consumers." Professor King proposes five changes at the federal level to address barriers to transparency in healthcare and maximize the potential of existing state initiatives: 1) address ERISA preemption challenges, 2) encourage consumer price shopping initiatives, 3) create a public interest exemption to trade secrets, 4) mandate interoperability of electronic medical records systems, and 5) develop billing codes to pay for physician time for shared decision-making.

Stream the hearing and read Professor King's witness statement.

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