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Thank you for for your interest in the Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding. This Commission is no longer active. The Commission hosted fifteen (15) public meetings beginning in May, 2015, and completed their work in January, 2016. A final report summary of the Commission’s observations can be found here: http://healthandhospitalcommission.com/Information.shtml.

The work of the Commission helped to create a new law in Florida, which became effective July 1, 2016, to address the issues of health care cost and quality transparency. The new law requires all licensed hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers in the state to provide certain pricing and financial information to consumers. It also requires health insurance companies to provide a way for consumers to estimate their out of pocket costs for medical services, using the pricing information they receive from the facilities. A third component of the law directs the Agency for Health Care Administration to work with a vendor to collect and publish information about the average payments and ranges of payments made to health care providers for common conditions and procedures; and to link the payment information to quality measures so consumers can make more informed decisions about their care.

To view the new Health Care Transparency law, click here: http://laws.flrules.org/2016/234.

If you would like to report a complaint about the quality of care you or a loved one has received at a licensed health care facility in Florida, or feel that you have experienced price gouging by a licensed health care facility, you may call the Agency’s complaint line at: 1-888-419-3456. You may also file your complaint online at: http://www.ahca.myflorida.com/MCHQ/Field_Ops/CAU.shtml.

If you would like to receive alerts from Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) about regulatory issues that impact health care providers, you can subscribe here: http://www.ahca.myflorida.com/MCHQ/alerts/alerts.shtml.