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Bill Detail: HB23-1226

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Title Hospital Transparency And Reporting Requirements
Status Governor Signed (06/02/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors M. Soper (R)
Senate Sponsors D. Roberts (D)
P. Will (R)
House Committee Health and Insurance
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 03/02/2023

Current law requires the department of health care policy and
financing (state department) to annually prepare a written hospital
expenditure report. The bill changes the name of the report to the hospital
transparency report (transparency report).
The bill adds specified information that each hospital shall report
to the state department for the transparency report.
No later than July 1, 2024, the bill requires each hospital to
provide specified information to the state department for previous fiscal
The bill authorizes the state department to impose certain
enforcement mechanisms against a hospital that does not provide all of
the information required to be reported to the state department.
Beginning July 1, 2024, the bill requires any patient bill to include
a clear, plain language description of the services the patient is being
billed for and a statement that the patient has a right to receive a detailed
explanation of the services charged and who to contact to receive such

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