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Neb. Rev. St. § 71-2075

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Written estimate of charges; when required; notice

Hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers must provide a written estimate of the average charges for health services related to a particular diagnostic condition or medical procedure to a patient or prospective patient upon written request.  The written request must also include a written diagnosis by a medical professional.   The patient may also include his or her sex, age, co-morbidities, other procedures to be done, and other information that may be helpful in providing a more accurate estimate.  The written estimate must be provided within 7 business days of receiving the request. 

Hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers must provide written notice that the facility will provide a written estimate for procedures.  The notice may be included in advertising materials or be posted in the facility itself.

Current as of June 2015