2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
March 12, 2018 - Introduced by Representatives Anderson, Crowley, Berceau,
Zamarripa, Sargent, Subeck, Brostoff and Pope, cosponsored by Senators
Vinehout, Risser and Larson. Referred to Committee on Health.
1An Act to create
146.904 of the statutes; relating to: requiring hospitals to
2provide plain-language, itemized billing.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires hospitals to provide each hospital patient with a
plain-language, itemized bill that includes an explanation of all charges, regardless
of the source of payment.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
146.904 of the statutes is created to read:
4146.904 Itemized billing required by hospitals. (1)
In this section:
(a) “Hospital” has the meaning given in s. 50.33 (2).
(b) “Patient” has the meaning given in s. 146.81 (3).
A hospital shall provide to each hospital patient a plain-language, itemized 8
bill, including an explanation of all charges, regardless of the source of payment.