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Health Care Costs, Hospital Fees, State Efforts

New Resource: State Successes Passing Laws to Promote Fair Billing

Published On June 30, 2023

Facility fees are expenses charged by hospitals and health systems in addition to the cost of treatment and the professional fees paid to providers. These unfairly billed fees result in the same service costing a higher amount simply because it was provided in a hospital-owned outpatient facility or clinic rather than an independent physician’s clinic. Nine states have successfully passed legislation to regulate the facility fees charged by health systems for services, indicating growing momentum by states to protect people from unnecessary facility fees.

USofCare’s newest resource walks through each of these states’ approaches to help inform policymakers, advocates, and other stakeholders looking to reign in hospital prices for everyday people.