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Ohio appeals over blocked health care transparency law | Dayton Daily News

“In the middle of all this is the consumer and the employer being penalized,” Campanella said.

The law being appealed was passed in 2016 as part of a larger workers compensation bill. However, it never went into effect.

The Kasich administration did not create the rules needed to implement the law, and several health care industry groups, including the Ohio Hospital Association and Ohio State Medical Association, had also sued in Williams County Common Pleas Court and got a temporary restraining order blocking the law.

The Ohio Hospital Association said hospitals “wish to empower patients to fully understand cost obligations and, quite aside from any law or regulation, are providing more information to patients.”

“OHA remains committed to working with other providers, payers and policymakers on price transparency, but state policy must be attainable, provide meaningful information to patients and be written in a way that hospitals and other providers can comply with the law,” the association said.

In the February decision to approve a permanent injunction against the price transparency law, the judge noted that House Bill 52, where the price transparency language is found, was intended to make changes to the workers compensation law and to make appropriations for the Bureau of Workers Compensation.

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