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62J.82 Hospital charge disclosure.

The Minnesota Hospital Association shall develop a Web-based system, available to the public free of charge, for reporting charge information, for Minnesota residents, including, but not limited to, number of discharges, average length of stay, average charge, average charge per day, and median charge, for each of the 50 most common inpatient diagnosis-related groups and the 25 most common outpatient surgical procedures as specified by the Minnesota Hospital Association. The Web site must provide information that compares hospital-specific data to hospital statewide data. The Web site must be established by October 1, 2006, and must be updated annually. If a hospital does not provide this information to the Minnesota Hospital Association, the commissioner may require the hospital to do so. The commissioner shall provide a link to this information on the department's Web site.

HIST: 1Sp2005 c 4 art 8 s 2