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Health panel chairman wary of forcing cost disclosure
Modern Healthcare

The chairman of a key congressional health panel said he would not commit to advancing legislation that requires providers, payers and vendors to publicly disclose the cost of their services.

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), chairman of the Energy and Commerce health subcommittee, said today’s hearing on a trio of bills was a critical first step, but declined to say if the bills would clear any more hurdles this year.