Miller introduces bill to control care costs

PROVIDENCE – Sen. Joshua Miller, D-Cranston, chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, recently introduced bill 2013-S-540, with the goal to reduce health care costs to improve Rhode Island’s business climate. More

To continue reading this article, please do one of the following.



Miller introduces bill to control care costs

Posted 3/18/13

PROVIDENCE – Sen. Joshua Miller, D-Cranston, chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, recently introduced bill 2013-S-540, with the goal to reduce health care costs to improve Rhode Island’s business climate.

The legislation would move to control costs by establishing standards and incentives for transitioning from traditional fee-for-service payments to alternative models, including global payments, cost-sharing, bundled payments and other alternative payments.

It would also develop standards to implement smart tiering plans that offer options for more affordable and personalized health care plans.

In addition, it would establish a pilot program for patient-centered medical homes for high-frequency users insured through the state employee health-insurance plan.

In an effort to increase transparency, the proposed legislation would establish disclosure requirements for hospital pay and compensation, advertising and marketing, as well as monitor health-plan rate compliance with state and federal mental-health parity laws.

The legislation also seeks to address the issue of market price disparities by allowing the R.I. Office of Health Insurance Commissioner to oversee a rate-disclosure process for hospital-provider contracts to ensure that rates are reasonable and justifiable. •

Calendar
PBN Hosted
Events

Join PBN for the best networking event and party of the winter - January 15, 2015 - the Book of Lists Party at the Providence Public Library. Reserve your spot early!
  • Best Places to Work
    Enrollment is now open for the 7th annual Best Places to Work program. Winners w ...
  • Manufacturing Awards
    Applications are now being accepted for the 2nd Annual Manufacturing Awards. Dea ...
Advertisement
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  •  
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  •  
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
  •  
    National
    Local
    Latest News
    Advertisement