SB 113 Requires health carriers to include certain durable medical equipment providers within their service provider networks
Sponsor: Shoemyer
LR Number: 0392L.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Small Business, Insurance & Industrial Relations
Last Action: 1/17/2007 - Second Read and Referred S Small Business, Insurance & Industrial Relations Committee Journal Page: S113
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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SB 113 - This act requires health insurance carriers and health benefit plans to include in their service provider networks any durable medical equipment provider who has a main office located in a Missouri community with a population of 25,000 or less, is certified by the Missouri State Board of Pharmacy and is a Medicare and/or Medicaid provider, and registers with the Department of Insurance as an eligible durable medical equipment provider. The department must verify the eligibility of the provider's registration and make the durable medical equipment provider registry available to all health carriers and health benefit plans licensed to do business in Missouri. All health carriers and health benefit plans shall include all registered durable medical equipment providers within their networks.

This act is substantially similar to HB 1174 (2006).

STEPHEN WITTE