The November 2007 issue of Health Care News reports on new efforts to require pharmaceutical firms to disclose gifts to physicians and make hospital pricing policies more transparent. On page 1:
- Sen. Chuck Grassley has co-sponsored legislation that requires pharmaceutical firms to disclose all gifts and payments they make to physicians.
- Texas passed legislation that will require health care providers to give consumers greater access to price information for medical services and billing procedures.
- Nonprofit hospitals in Michigan plan to list their prices for common medical tests and procedures.
- Without a change to a scheduled reduction in the two-year-old Medicaid generic prescription drug reimbursement rate, federal funding to neighborhood pharmacies will be cut by 36 percent next January.
Also in this issue: Edwards, Giuliani offer reform plans; Medicare and specialty hospitals, FDA reform, electronic medical records, medical tourism, SCHIP, secondhand smoke, long-term care, and more.
Newspaper Articles in this Issue
No matching newspaper articles