2019 Regular Session
|At the request of:|
|Bill Title:||Relating to hospitals.|
Requires nonprofit hospitals and their nonprofit affiliated clinics to establish financial assistance policies meeting specified criteria, including reducing charges to low-income patients.
Establishes consumer rights with respect to billing and charges for services provided by nonprofit hospitals and their nonprofit affiliated clinics. Requires hospital to post certain information on website, including information regarding its community health needs assessment and three-year strategy to address health care needs of community. Requires Oregon Health Authority to establish community benefit spending floor for hospitals and affiliated clinics. Specifies process for setting community benefit spending floor and factors to be considered. Requires hospital to annually report to authority specified information regarding hospital, its health care facilities and its affiliated clinics. Prohibits insurer from prohibiting hospital from waiving all or part of copayments or deductibles as condition of reimbursement for services under policy or certificate of insurance.
|Chapter Number:||Chapter 497|
|Fiscal Impact:||Fiscal Impact Issued|
|Revenue Impact:||No Revenue Impact|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
|Current Location:||Chapter Number Assigned|
|Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanations:||Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanation Documents|