Legislation


HB 1940 – Oklahoma

Status: Inactive / Dead
Year Introduced: 2015
Link: https://legiscan.com/OK/text/HB1940/id/1086722/Oklahoma-2015-HB1940-Introduced.pdf

AN ACT CREATING THE OKLAHOMA HEALTH CARE COST REDUCTION AND TRANSPARENCY ACT OF 2015: Would require the Department of Health to make available to the public, on its website, the 100 most frequently reported admissions by diagnostic-related groups for inpatients, along with CPT and HCPCS codes, for hospitals that bill Medicaid. These hospitals would also be required to report: (i) the amount to be charged to each patient for each diagnostic-related group if all charges are paid in full without a public or private third party paying any portion of the charges; and (ii) the amount of Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements for each diagnostic-related group.
After September 30, 2016, HB1940 would require each hospital and ambulatory surgical center that bills Medicaid to provide information on the total costs of the 100 most common surgical procedures and 50 most common imaging procedures, by volume, performed in hospital outpatient settings or in ambulatory surgical facilities.
HB1940 would require hospitals or ambulatory surgical centers to provide patients—upon patient request and within 3 days of the request—with information regarding the 100 most frequently reported admissions by diagnostic-related groups for inpatients, along with CPT and HCPCS codes, for hospitals that bill Medicaid, and (i) the amount to be charged to each patient for each diagnostic-related group if all charges are paid in full without a public or private third party paying any portion of the charges; and (ii) the amount of Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements for each diagnostic-related group. They would also be required to provide patients with the total costs of the 100 most common surgical procedures and 50 most common imaging procedures, by volume, performed in hospital outpatient settings or in ambulatory surgical facilities.The State Commissioner of Health may suspend or revoke the license for the operation of a hospital or ambulatory surgical center that violates the provisions of the Oklahoma Health Care Cost Reduction and Transparency Act of 2015.


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