Plain Language In Hospital Bills
Concerning a requirement for the use of plain language in bills for medical services.
2020 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
The bill requires a health care facility to provide an itemized statement or bill to a patient within 30 days after discharge from the facility or within 7 days after the patient's written request. The statement or bill must list all medical services provided in understandable language, without using procedure codes or drug codes exclusively and with a breakdown of the charges for which payment is expected from the patient.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)