Senate Bill 105 was signed into Alaska state legislature on August 7 2018. SB 105 requires healthcare providers to publicly post the costs of their most common procedures, and install signs to let patients know they can ask for estimates in advance. The bill requires that providers supply good faith estimates of what patients can expect to pay – including a full explanation of the charges – within 10 days of being asked.
- Senate Bill 105: http://www.akleg.gov/basis/Bill/Detail/30?Root=sb%20105#tab6_4
- Related press release: https://gov.alaska.gov/newsroom/2018/08/governor-walker-signs-healthcare-omnibus-sb-105-into-law/