SB 302
Prohibits health carriers from requiring health care providers to use methods of reimbursement that require providers to pay a fee
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Last Action:
5/17/2019 - Formal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 302-Wallingford
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2019

Current Bill Summary

SB 302 - This act prohibits health carriers and entities acting on their behalf from restricting methods of reimbursement to a method requiring health care providers to pay a fee to redeem the amount of their claim for reimbursement.

Health carriers initiating a new method of reimbursement or changing the reimbursement method used shall notify in-network health care providers, and any other providers to whom the carrier has issued a prior authorization within the past year, whether any fee is required to receive reimbursement through the new or different method, and for health benefit plans issued, delivered, or renewed on or after August 28, 2019, shall allow the provider to select an alternative method of reimbursement which does not require a fee.

Violation of these provisions shall be deemed an unfair trade practice under the Unfair Trade Practice Act.

This act is similar to HB 492 (2019), provisions in the truly agreed to and finally passed SS/SCS/HCS/HB 399 (2019), provisions in the truly agreed to and finally passed HB 514 (2019), provisions in SS#2/HB 219 (2019), provisions in HCS/HB 751 (2019), provisions in HCS/SB 103 (2019), provisions in SCS/SB 298 (2019).



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