Two North Carolina senators introduced legislation last week making it easier for patients to shop for the best prices on medical procedures. Hospitals would have to publicly disclose their prices on the most common medical procedures. It would also set up financial rewards for hospitals that are able to provide care at a lower cost as well as ban a type of double billing in radiology.
We will keep you posted on this legislation in case you are ever in need of medical attention! As medical expenses continue to rise, be proactive and keep all bills from any hospital or doctor.