Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
2/29/2024

Part V. Publication and Dissemination of Information Related to Health Care Institutions

12VAC5-215-180. Rate publication.

Periodically, but at least annually, the board will publish the rates charged by each health care institution in Virginia for up to 30 of the most frequently used services in Virginia, including each institution's average semi-private and private room rates. The data will be summarized by geographic area in Virginia, and will be kept on file at the board office for public inspection and made available to the news media. In addition, annual charge schedules and subsequent amendments to these schedules filed under the provisions of 12VAC5-215-60 will be kept on file at the board office for public inspection.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-276.2 et seq. of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR370-01-001 § 6.2, eff. February 25, 1987; amended, Virginia Register Volume 5, Issue 12, eff. April 12, 1989; Volume 6, Issue 15, eff. July 1, 1990; Volume 7, Issue 10, eff. April 1, 1990; Volume 8, Issue 1, eff. January 1, 1992; Volume 8, Issue 13, eff. January 1, 1992; Volume 8, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1992; Volume 8, Issue 21, eff. September 1, 1992; Volume 8, Issue 26, eff. November 1, 1992; Volume 9, Issue 12, eff. April 7, 1993; Volume 10, Issue 15, eff. June 1, 1994; renumbered and amended, Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 4, eff. December 11, 1996.

12VAC5-215-190. Annual report publication.

Periodically, but at least annually, the board will publish an annual report which will include, but not be limited to the following: cost per admission comparison, cost per patient day comparison, percentage increase in cost per patient day, operating profits and losses, deductions from revenue (contractuals, bad debts, and charity care) and utilization.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-276.2 et seq. of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR370-01-001 § 6.3, eff. February 25, 1987; amended, Virginia Register Volume 5, Issue 12, eff. April 12, 1989; Volume 6, Issue 15, eff. July 1, 1990; Volume 7, Issue 10, eff. April 1, 1990; Volume 8, Issue 1, eff. January 1, 1992; Volume 8, Issue 13, eff. January 1, 1992; Volume 8, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1992; Volume 8, Issue 21, eff. September 1, 1992; Volume 8, Issue 26, eff. November 1, 1992; Volume 9, Issue 12, eff. April 7, 1993; Volume 10, Issue 15, eff. June 1, 1994; renumbered and amended, Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 4, eff. December 11, 1996.

12VAC5-215-200. Comparison report.

The board will also periodically publish and disseminate information which will allow consumers to compare costs and services of hospitals, nursing homes and certified nursing facilities.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-276.2 et seq. of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR370-01-001 § 6.3:1, eff. February 25, 1987; amended, Virginia Register Volume 5, Issue 12, eff. April 12, 1989; Volume 6, Issue 15, eff. July 1, 1990; Volume 7, Issue 10, eff. April 1, 1990; Volume 8, Issue 1, eff. January 1, 1992; Volume 8, Issue 13, eff. January 1, 1992; Volume 8, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1992; Volume 8, Issue 21, eff. September 1, 1992; Volume 8, Issue 26, eff. November 1, 1992; Volume 9, Issue 12, eff. April 7, 1993; Volume 10, Issue 15, eff. June 1, 1994; renumbered and amended, Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 4, eff. December 11, 1996.

12VAC5-215-210. Statistical data.

The board shall release historical financial and statistical data reported by health care institutions pursuant to §§ 32.1-276.2 through 32.1-276.11 of the Code of Virginia. Under no circumstances will data be released which contains "personal information" as defined in § 2.1-379(2) of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-276.2 et seq. of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR370-01-001 § 6.4, eff. February 25, 1987; amended, Virginia Register Volume 5, Issue 12, eff. April 12, 1989; Volume 6, Issue 15, eff. July 1, 1990; Volume 7, Issue 10, eff. April 1, 1990; Volume 8, Issue 1, eff. January 1, 1992; Volume 8, Issue 13, eff. January 1, 1992; Volume 8, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1992; Volume 8, Issue 21, eff. September 1, 1992; Volume 8, Issue 26, eff. November 1, 1992; Volume 9, Issue 12, eff. April 7, 1993; Volume 10, Issue 15, eff. June 1, 1994; renumbered and amended, Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 4, eff. December 11, 1996.

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