SB 813 Prohibits health carriers and other organizations from changing health services codes without the permission of the physician
Sponsor: Ridgeway
LR Number: 4115S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Small Business, Insurance & Industrial Relations
Last Action: 1/11/2006 - Second Read and Referred S Small Business, Insurance & Industrial Relations Committee Journal Page: S74
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2006

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SB 813 - This act prohibits health carriers and other organizations from changing health services codes without the permission of the physician. If a dispute arises, the health carrier must establish a procedure to resolve the dispute. Every contract between the health carrier and the physician must set forth the health services code the physician must use to receive reimbursement for such services. The codes must refer to the most recent American Medical Association code book and other recognized codes used in Medicare and Medicaid programs.

This act is identical to SB 201 (2003) and SB 1125 (2002).

STEPHEN WITTE