Price Control Legislation Defeated in California

Legislation that would create a politically-appointed commission responsible for determining the base amounts that health care entities are required to accept as full payment for services recently failed to advance in the California Assembly appropriations committee.

In early May, ACC's California chapter joined a unified front including clinicians, hospital systems and other stakeholders, in strongly opposing the creation of a financial oversight board, as it would operate free from citizen scrutiny and public accountability and turn a blind eye to chronic shortfalls in Medicare payments for many health care services.

The ACC is committed to addressing health care costs through value-based payment and delivery designs that prioritize health care quality and outcomes, and the College will continue to advance these ideas as discussions around rising health care costs continue.

Keywords: ACC Advocacy, Medicare, Health Expenditures, Delivery of Health Care, Health Care Costs, Quality of Health Care, Social Responsibility, California

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