Virginia enacted a law in 2016 named: § 32.1-137.05. Advance disclosure of charge for elective procedure, test, or service.
The law requires that:
Every hospital shall, upon request of a patient scheduled to receive an elective procedure, test, or service to be performed by the hospital, or upon request of such patient's legally authorized representative, made no less than three days in advance of the date on which such elective procedure, test, or service is scheduled to be performed, furnish the patient with an estimate of the payment amount for which the participant will be responsible for such elective procedure, test, or service.
Hospitals vary in how you can get this information. They may have some information on their website or you may need to call the hospital directly.
Some health insurance companies provide their members with information on prices for services at specific hospitals or other healthcare providers. If you are a current member of one of the health insurance companies below, you can log in with your member information to learn more.
Updated on: 5/1/2019