New Bill Could Force Ohio Hospitals To Disclose Costs Of Services

(ONN) – The Ohio State Senate is considering a bill that would make Ohio hospitals publish the cost of their services.

The Ohio House recently passed the bill which includes language that allows patients to submit complaints to the Ohio Department of Health if hospitals failed to comply.

Supporters of the bill say it allows the patient to price shop in advance of having a procedure.

At issue is the patient complaint clause and publishing prices versus publishing estimated costs.

The bill is in committee.