New CO law cracks down on hospitals violating pricing transparency regs

  • A new CO law went into effect this month that prohibits hospitals from pursuing debt collection from patients if the hospital failed to comply with federal pricing transparency rules at the time of providing care.
  • A troubling trend: Hospitals continue to fall short on following federal pricing transparency rules.
  • PatientRightsAdvocate.org released an updated transparency report this month, revealing that only 16% of US hospitals – and zero HCA-owned hospitals – were in full compliance with pricing transparency rules. See more on page 2.