SB 687 Requires copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles charged for physical therapist services to be no greater than those charged for the same services provided by primary care physicians or osteopaths
Sponsor: Schmitt
LR Number: 4734L.01I Fiscal Note available
Committee: Small Business, Insurance and Industry
Last Action: 4/10/2012 - Hearing Conducted S Small Business, Insurance and Industry Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2012

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SB 687 - This act prohibits health carriers from imposing greater copayments, coinsurance, or office visit deductibles to insureds for covered services provided by a licensed physical therapist than those charged for the same covered services provided by licensed primary care physicians or osteopaths. Under the act, health carriers must clearly state the availability of physical therapy coverage under its plan and all related limitations, conditions, and exclusions.

This act is identical to HB 1134 (2012).

STEPHEN WITTE