Concerning balance billing (Rivers, Keiser)

Establishes the cost transparency and balance billing protection act. Requires a governing body of a hospital to require that providers who are granted professional privileges must be an employee, part of its medical staff, or have a contract with the hospital to perform services in the hospital. Requires a hospital to provide notice on its web site that lists the names and hyperlinks for direct access to the web sites for each health carrier for which the facility contracts.

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