Florida Senate rejects imaging price transparency bill

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The Florida State Senate has refused to consider HB 1329, which would have required imaging centers, along with other healthcare providers, to publish and post a schedule of charges for services provided to patients paying out of pocket, effective Jan. 25.

Sponsored by Richard Corcoran (R-New Port Richey), "HB 1329: Health Care Consumer Protection," would have required imaging centers to post a sign with price information for the 50 most common procedures in their waiting rooms.

The state Senate refused to introduce the bill. However, Alison B. Dudley, a lobbyist with the Florida Radiological Society, said that Corcoran is likely to revive the effort.