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Price information list – Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 3727.42

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Each hospital must compile and make available for public inspection, a price information list that must be periodically updated.  The price information list must contain the following information:

  • Usual and customary room and board charges for each level of care within the hospital;
  • Rates charged for nursing care, if charged separately;
  • The usual and customary charges, separately for inpatients and outpatients if there are different charges, for any of the following services provided by the hospital:
    • 20 most common x-ray and radiological procedures;
    • Emergency room services;
    • Operating room services;
    • Delivery room services;
    • Physical, occupational, and pulmonary therapy services;
    • Any other services designated as a high volume service;
  • Hospital’s billing policies, including whether the hospital charges interest n unpaid amounts;
  • Whether the charges include fees charged by hospital based anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, and emergency room physicians.

Each hospital must do the following with the price information list:

  • Inform each patient of the list and provide the list for free to the patient if requested, upon the patient’s admission;
  • Provide a paper copy of the list to any person or governmental entity, if requested, subject to a reasonable copying and processing fee;
  • Make the list available on the hospital’s website.

Current as of June 2015