HB19-1001 (Kennedy) Hospital Transparency Measures to Analyze Efficacy

Originally Posted: January 18, 2019
Last Updated: March 8, 2019

Summary

House Bill 19-1001 requires hospitals to share more financial information with the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), including audited financial statements and utilization and financial data. Colorado The information they must share includes the total amount of reimbursed care, all operating expenses, total inpatient surgeries, total number of births and newborn patient days.

Position

The Children’s Campaign supports this bill as one step in increasing transparency in our health care system to help reduce unnecessary costs.

Current Status

Passed the Senate Health & Human Services Committee on a unanimous vote and now heads to the Senate floor, where it has been placed on the consent calendar.

Previous Statuses


January 18, 2019

Passed the House Health & Insurance Committee on a vote of 8-2 and now heads  to the floor for a vote

March 1, 2019

Passed the House on a vote of 39-22 and now heads to the Senate, where it is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Health & Human Services Committee on Thur., Mar 7 at 1:30pm in LSB-B