Legislation

Nev. Rev. Stat. § 439A.220 – Nevada

Status: Enacted
Link: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-439A.html - NRS439ASec220

requires that the Department of Health and Human Services establish a program to increase public awareness of health care information concerning hospitals in order to assist customers in comparing facilities on care and price. The program must include, among other data-points, the following information gathered from hospitals:
o “The total number of patients discharged from the hospital and the total number of potentially preventable readmissions, which must be expressed as a total number and a rate of occurrence of potentially preventable readmissions, and the average length of stay and the average billed charges for those potentially preventable readmissions;”
o “To the extent that money is available for that purpose, for each hospital, the name of each physician who performed a surgical procedure in the hospital and the total number of surgical procedures performed by the physician, reported by diagnosis-related group if the information is available and by principal diagnosis, principal surgical procedure and secondary surgical procedure;” and
o Any other information that is useful to consumers, nationally recognized, and reported in a standard and reliable manner.


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