August 2, 2022

Bill proposes study of effects of price gouging on providers during pandemic

McKinight Senior Living

A proposed bill calling for a study of how healthcare providers have been affected by price gouging by temporary staffing agencies during the COVID-19 pandemic was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday.

Members of the GOP Doctors Caucus — Reps. Greg Murphy, MD, (R-NC) and Mariannetts Miller-Meeks, MD, (R-IA) — introduced the Travel Nursing Agency Transparency Study Act. The bill would require the U.S Government Accountability Office to conduct a study on potential price gouging and boost transparency regarding nursing agency payouts from healthcare institutions.

A spokeswoman for the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living told McKnight’s Senior Living that the groups support the legislation and that it is “time to shine a light on these travel nurse agencies.”

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