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SB19-134

Out-of-network Health Care Disclosures And Charges

Concerning the provision of out-of-network health care services.
Session:
2019 Regular Session
Subject:
Insurance
Bill Summary

The bill:

  • Sets the reimbursement rate that a health insurance carrier must pay a health care facility if a covered person is treated for emergency services;
  • Requires in-network health care facilities and health care providers to make disclosures to patients covered by a health benefit plan concerning the provision of services by an out-of-network provider;
  • Outlines the claims and payment process, including reimbursement rates for the provision of out-of-network services for health care facilities and health care providers; and
  • Authorizes arbitration for the payment of health care claims that are in dispute if certain criteria are met.

The commissioner of insurance is required to submit a report annually to the general assembly concerning unanticipated out-of-network services.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. R. Fields, Sen. J. Tate
Rep. M. Soper

Sponsor

Sen. A. Williams
Rep. C. Larson

Co-sponsor