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2017 Regular Session
Overview
At the request of: (at the request of Dan Herold)
Chief Sponsors: Representative Bentz
Regular Sponsors: (Presession filed.)
Bill Title: Relating to health care.
Catchline/Summary: Establishes dispute resolution procedures for charges for emergency services and for unexpected medical bills for out-of-network health care services.
Requires insurers to make available process for out-of-network referrals and prior authorizations. Requires insurers to reimburse cost of out-of-network health care services in specified circumstances. Requires providers to disclose to patients health plans in which providers participate. Requires Department of Consumer and Business Services to convene out-of-network reimbursement rate task force and specifies membership and duties. Sunsets task force on December 31, 2018. Makes various changes to requirements in Insurance Code regarding out-of-network providers and notices that must be provided to insureds.
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Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued
Revenue Impact: May Have Revenue Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued
Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements
Current Location: In House Committee
Current Committee: House Committee On Health Care
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