TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-17
Licensing of Health-Care Facilities

SECTION 23-17-60


§ 23-17-60 Compilation and publication of the charges for common hospital procedures.

(a) Each hospital, licensed under this chapter, shall compile a list of its twenty-five (25) most commonly performed outpatient procedures and shall submit annually to the department of health a list of the range of average charges for each procedure, in a uniform reporting form adopted by the department.

(b) The department shall establish a list of the twenty-five (25) most commonly performed inpatient procedures in Rhode Island hospitals, as organized by a Medicare diagnostic-related group. The department of health shall annually develop a list of each hospital's range of average charges for those procedures. The department shall publish this compiled information on its website.

(c) Each hospital shall provide a copy of the lists described in subsections (a) and (b) to any person upon request.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2014, ch. 366, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 376, § 1.)