The Florida Senate is expected to consider a bill that would require hospitals to post the pricing information of 150 commonly performed medical procedures on a state Web site, iHealthBeat reports.
Currently, Florida hospitals already submit estimated prices for procedures, as well as infection and morbidity rates and other cost and quality data. The information is posted on a searchable state Web site. If the bill is approved, the Agency for Health Care Administration would determine which procedures will be listed online.
The bill would also require hospitals to provide uninsured patients with an estimate of charges for nonemergency care, as well as a list of any discounts and charity programs for which they might qualify.
For more information: Florida Bill Would Require Hospitals To Post More Prices Online