Florida price transparency
On July 1, 2016, two bills related to health care price transparency became law in Florida. House Bill (HB) 1175 sets forth new and expanded requirements for hospital websites. The bill also requires the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) to contract with a vendor to create a database using claims payment data submitted from health plans. HB 221 was developed to address "surprise bills," which may occur when patients go to a hospital in their health plan's network and are treated by an "out-of-network" provider. In this type of scenario, patients are subject to out-of-pocket fees. HB 221 requires hospitals, providers and health plans to post information about health plan network participation on their websites. Additional details may be found at the following link: House Bill (HB) 1175 (PDF).
June 26, 2016