SB 611 Modifies the hospital liens law requiring hospitals to file claims when presented with health insurance and accept contractual health insurance payments as payment in full for covered services
Sponsor: Schaaf
LR Number: 4777S.01I Fiscal Note available
Committee: Veterans' Affairs and Health
Last Action: 1/16/2014 - Second Read and Referred S Veterans' Affairs and Health Committee Journal Page: S104
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2014

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SB 611 - This act requires medical providers to accept health insurance offered by an accident victim, submit bills for services to the insurance company, and accept payment from the insurance company for any covered service as payment in full. Additionally, a health insurance company cannot deny coverage for services on the basis that a third party tortfeasor is responsible for the victim's injuries. The act does not prevent the medical providers from recovering under the lien for services provided that were not covered by a health insurance plan. The act also reduces the amount of any lien filed by the medical provider for failure to pursue an insurance claim by the contractual discounts or other limitations that would have otherwise been applied.

MICHELA BIRK