HB905: Hospitals; advance disclosure of charge for elective procedure, test, or service.


VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY -- CHAPTER
An Act to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 5 of Title 32.1 a section numbered 32.1-137.05, relating to advanced disclosure of charge for elective procedure.
[H 905]
Approved

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 5 of Title 32.1 a section numbered 32.1-137.05 as follows:

§ 32.1-137.05. Advance disclosure of charge for elective procedure, test, or service.

Every hospital shall, upon request of a patient scheduled to receive an elective procedure, test, or service to be performed by the hospital, or upon request of such patient's legally authorized representative, made no less than three days in advance of the date on which such elective procedure, test, or service is scheduled to be performed, furnish the patient with an estimate of the payment amount for which the participant will be responsible for such elective procedure, test, or service.


HOUSE BILL NO. 905
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Delegate Yancey)
House Amendments in [ ] -- February 11, 2016
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 5 of Title [ 37.2 32.1 ] a section numbered 32.1-137.05, relating to advanced disclosure of charge for elective procedure.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 5 of Title [ 37.2 32.1 ] a section numbered 32.1-137.05 as follows:

§ 32.1-137.05. Advance disclosure of charge for elective procedure, test, or service.

Every hospital shall, upon request of a patient scheduled to receive an elective procedure, test, or service to be performed by the hospital, or upon request of such patient's legally authorized representative, made no less than three days in advance of the date on which such elective procedure, test, or service is scheduled to be performed, furnish the patient with an estimate of the payment amount for which the participant will be responsible for such elective procedure, test, or service.


HOUSE BILL NO. 905
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
on February 9, 2016)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Delegate Yancey)
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 5 of Title 37.2 a section numbered 32.1-137.05, relating to advanced disclosure of charge for elective procedure.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 5 of Title 37.2 a section numbered 32.1-137.05 as follows:

§ 32.1-137.05. Advance disclosure of charge for elective procedure, test, or service.

Every hospital shall, upon request of a patient scheduled to receive an elective procedure, test, or service to be performed by the hospital, or upon request of such patient's legally authorized representative, made no less than three days in advance of the date on which such elective procedure, test, or service is scheduled to be performed, furnish the patient with an estimate of the payment amount for which the participant will be responsible for such elective procedure, test, or service.

HOUSE BILL NO. 905

Offered January 13, 2016
Prefiled January 12, 2016
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 5 of Title 32.1 a section numbered 32.1-137.05, relating to advanced disclosure of allowed amount or charge for procedure.
Patron-- Yancey

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 5 of Title 32.1 a section numbered 32.1-137.05 as follows:

§ 32.1-137.05. Advance disclosure of allowed amount or charge for admission, procedure or service.

Prior to admitting a patient whose health plan includes a deductible, copayment, or coinsurance requirement for health care service of $1,000 or more for any non-emergency, elective procedure and upon request of the patient or his legally authorized representative, every hospital shall, within two business days, disclose to the patient or his legally authorized representative, the payment amount for the procedure for which the patient will be responsible after any reimbursement or payment made by the patient's health insurance provider.