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Transparency In Direct Pay Health Care Prices

Concerning a requirement that health care providers disclose the charges they impose for common health care services when payment is made directly rather than by a third party.
2017 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

The bill creates the 'Transparency in Health Care Prices Act', which requires health care professionals and health care facilities to make available to the public the health care prices they assess directly for common health care services they provide. Health care professionals and facilities are not required to submit their health care prices to any government agency for review or approval. Additionally, the act prohibits health insurers, government agencies, or other persons or entities from penalizing a health care recipient, provider, facility, employer, or other person or entity who pays directly for health care services or otherwise exercises rights under or complies with the act. The bill takes effect January 1, 2018.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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