SB 167
Extends the sunset on certain healthcare provider reimbursement allowance taxes and prohibits enforcement of contract provisions that prevent disclosure of payment amounts for health care
LR Number:
Last Action:
5/15/2015 - S Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 167-Schaaf, with SCS
Journal Page:
SCS SB 167
Calendar Position:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2015

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 167 - This act modifies provision relating to health care providers.


This act extends the sunsets from September 30, 2015 to September 30, 2016, for the Ground Ambulance, Nursing Facility, Medicaid Managed Care Organization, Hospital reimbursement allowance, Pharmacy, and Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded Reimbursement Allowance Taxes.

These provisions are similar to HB 760 (2015), SB 210 (2015), SB 260 (2015), SB 261 (2015), SB 262 (2015), SB 263 (2015), SB 264 (2015), SB 265 (2015), and SB 294 (2015).


Under this act, no contract provision between a health carrier and a health care provider shall be enforceable if such provision prohibits, conditions, or in any way restricts any party to such contract from disclosing to an enrollee, patient, potential patient, or such person's parent or legal guardian, the contractual payment amount, defined as the total amount a health care provider is to be paid for providing a given health care service pursuant to a contract with a health carrier, for a health care service if such payment amount is less than the health care provider's usual charge for the health care service, and if such contractual provision prevents the determination of the potential out-of-pocket cost for the health care service by the enrollee, patient, potential patient, parent or legal guardian.

This provision is identical to SCS/SB 8 (2015) and a provision in SB 294 (2015).. This provision is substantially similar to a provision in SB 847 (2014), SCS/SB 739 (2014), and HB 1793 (2014). This provision is substantially similar to SB 307 (2013).