The bill prohibits carriers from inducing, incentivizing, or otherwise requiring:
- A health care provider to collect any coinsurance, copayment, or deductible directly from a covered person or the covered person's responsible party; or
- A covered person to pay any coinsurance, copayment, or deductible directly to a health care provider.
The carrier is required to collect any cost-sharing amounts owed by a covered person directly from the covered person in one consolidated bill.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)