H.R. 6854 (95th): Truth in Hospital Billing Act


May 3, 1977
95th Congress, 1977–1978

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 3, 1977, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Barbara Jordan

Representative for Texas's 18th congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to require each hospital providing patients with inpatient hospital services under the programs or plans under such titles to furnish each such patient with written notice of charges for particular inpatient hospital services provided by the hospital to the patient.

Summary (CRS)

5/3/1977--Introduced.Truth in Hospital Billing Act - Amends Titles XVIII (Medicare) and XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to require hospitals with 50 or more beds providing service under such ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 3, 1977

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