Schaer’s ‘Healthcare Transparency & Disclosure Act’ Released by Assembly Committee

(TRENTON) – Legislation Assemblyman Gary S. Schaer sponsored to bring transparency, disclosure and quality assessments to the health care marketplace and reduce costs for consumers and businesses was released Monday by an Assembly panel.
The bill (A-2751) makes various changes to the way health care costs are administered by providing consumers with comprehensive cost and quality information before they have non-emergent medical procedures performed.
“This legislation seeks to give New Jerseyans the information necessary to make informed and financially prudent decisions regarding their own medical care,” said Schaer (D-Passaic/Bergen). “By informing health care consumers of their own financial responsibility should they choose to go out-of-network and asking physicians to disclose, in full, the patient’s financial responsibility prior to a procedure being done, we can help New Jerseyans make the right choices…”