Legislation


HB 617 – Missouri

Status: Inactive / Dead
Year Introduced: 2015
Link: https://legiscan.com/MO/text/HB617/id/1210351/Missouri-2015-HB617-Comm_Sub.pdf

HEALTH CARE COST REDUCTION AND TRANSPARENCY ACT: would require health care providers licensed in Missouri to make public on their websites, the following information about the 25 most frequently reported health care services or procedures: (i) the amount that will be charged to a patient for each of the services as if all charges are paid in full without a public or third-party paying for any portion of the charges; (ii) the average negotiated settlement of the amount that will be charged to a patient; and (iii) the amount of Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements for health service. If a patient requests the cost of a particular service, procedure, imaging procedure, or surgery procedure, the health care provider would need to provide it within three business days.
HB617 would require hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers to make publicly available the total costs for the 25 most common surgical procedures and the 20 most common imaging procedures, by volume, performed in the hospital or outpatient settings or ambulatory surgical centers—along with CPT and HCPCS codes. If a patient requests the cost of a particular service, procedure, imaging procedure, or surgery procedure, the health care entity would need to provide it within three business days.
HB617 would require the five largest health carrier providing payment to the health care provider on behalf of insureds and state employees, to post on their websites the range of the average of the amount of payment made for each health care service or procedure. If a patient requests the cost of a particular service, procedure, imaging procedure, or surgery procedure, the health care provider would need to provide it within three business days.


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