Hospitals are now required by federal law to publish the prices of mammograms, CT scans and hundreds of other procedures.
But compliance is still lacking. According to a nonprofit watchdog, only 20% of Virginia hospitals were following the law in August.
House Bill 2427 would allow patients to sue Virginia hospitals if the hospital knowingly violates the law. A House subcommittee on Thursday approved the measure, which is sponsored by Del. Nick Freitas, R-Culpeper, and Del. Dan Helmer, D-Fairfax.