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HB 19-1001 - Increases Transparency for Health Care Costs - Colorado Key Vote

Janice Rich voted Yea (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Increases Transparency for Health Care Costs

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (43-21) - (Key vote)
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Title: Increases Transparency for Health Care Costs

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that increases transparency for health care costs in hospitals.



  • Requires every hospital to provide the following information for the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing  (Sec. 2):

    • A hospital cost report to be submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and

    • An annual audited financial statement, which must be submitted within 120 days after the end of its fiscal year unless an extension is granted.

  • Requires every hospital to provide to the Department an expenditure report containing the information that includes but is not limited to (Sec. 2):

    • The total number of available and licensed beds;

    • Inpatient statistics in total, including inpatient discharges and patient days;

    • Other inpatients statistics, including the number of inpatient surgeries, number of births, number of newborn patient days, number of admissions from the emergency departments;

    • Outpatient statistics in total and by type of visit, including emergency department visits, ambulatory surgeries, home health visits, and all other outpatient visits;

    • Total gross charges of inpatient and outpatient care;

    • Total contractual allowances;

    • Total bad debt write-offs;

    • Total charity write-offs;

    • Total operating expenses, including but not limited to payroll expenses, contract labor expenses, advertising expenses, and supply expenses;

    • All other operating revenue;

    • Staffing information and staff vacancy rates; and

    • The names and transaction prices of acquired and newly constructed hospitals.

  • Authorizes the state department to exempt the following types of hospital from the above set of reporting requirements (Sec. 2):

    • Psychiatric hospitals;

    • Licensed general hospitals that at certified as long-term care facilities;

    • Critical access hospitals; and

    • Inpatient rehabilitation facilities.

  • Requires the Department to submit its findings of the hospital expenditure reports to state legislative committees, the governor, and the state Enterprise Board. (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies the bill will go into effect the day following the expiration of the 90-day period after final adjournment of the general assembly, August 2, 2019 (Sec. 3).

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (34-1) -

Title: Increases Transparency for Health Care Costs

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (39-22) -

Title: Increases Transparency for Health Care Costs

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Increases Transparency for Health Care Costs


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