SPOTLIGHT: New law allows patients to price shop before accessing care

A Wisconsin bill signed into law on Tuesday forces providers to reveal the median costs of such common test and procedures. Signed by Gov. Jim Doyle, the Health Care Transparency Bill will give patients a better idea of their out-of-pocket costs and effectively enables them to price shop, he said. Healthcare providers who already have transparent pricing mechanisms in place aren't pleased with the law. FierceHealthcare

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