Hospitals and Price Transparency



(a) In this section, “hospital” means a hospital: (1) licensed under Chapter 241; or (2) owned or operated by this state or an agency of this state. (b) A hospital shall disclose the hospital’s cash price for each health care service regularly provided by the hospital. The required disclosure must be made: (1) by posting the prices on the Internet website of the hospital; or (2) if the hospital does not have an Internet website, by providing the prices in writing on request to any person.

SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.

2 Responses

  1. Penalty

    Because of the lame $300/day penalty for non-compliance, it’s an easy sell to most hospital boards that paying the fine of $109,500 annually is way less expensive than the hit they would take were their negotiated prices with the carriers they’re contracted with revealed.



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