House Bill 1716
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Disclosure of hospital health care costs. Requires hospitals and ambulatory outpatient surgical centers to: (1) provide billing information to patients and the public; (2) establish an appeal procedure for disputed patient bills; and (3) establish programs that provide reduced cost of care to eligible individuals and alternative payment options to other individuals. Requires the state department of health to investigate violations of these requirements and specifies action that may be taken by the state department for a violation.
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