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SB20-188

Plain Language In Hospital Bills

Concerning a requirement for the use of plain language in bills for medical services.
Session:
2020 Regular Session
Subjects:
Health Care & Health Insurance
Public Health
Bill Summary

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.)

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Prime Sponsor

Sen. R. Fields

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