Legislation


SB 683 – Connecticut

Status: Enacted
Year Introduced: 2021
Link: https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=SB00683&which_year=2021

AN ACT CONCERNING HOSPITAL BILLING AND COLLECTION EFFORTS BY HOSPITALS AND COLLECTION AGENTS. To: (1) Restrict (A) the amount that a hospital or collection agent may recover from an uninsured or underinsured patient for the unpaid cost of health care, and (B) the manner in which a hospital or collection agent may secure or recover payment for the unpaid cost of health care; and (2) modify provisions concerning hospital billing practices to protect patients who receive health care at outpatient clinics that are owned by, or affiliated with, hospitals.

The bill also requires the Office of Health Strategy (“OHS”) to study physician practices within Connecticut (CT). The executive director of OHS is to report on the outcome of the study and provide recommendations for legislative action, as a result of the study, to the General Assembly not later than February 1, 2023.


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