Pharmacy benefits; claims and payments submitted electronically. (SB403)

Introduced By

Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Ethics and fairness in carrier business practices; payment of claims for pharmacy benefits. Adds a provision to the minimum fair business standards that are required to be included in contracts between health insurance carriers and health care providers. The new provision requires a carrier's administrator of pharmacy benefits to make payments electronically to the participating provider or its designee if the contract with the provider requires claims to be submitted electronically. The requirement applies to clean claims submitted electronically in the form required by the payor, if the participating provider or designee agrees to accept claims details for such payments electronically and provides accurate electronic funds transfer information to the payor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 086944300
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/28/2008Impact statement from SCC (SB403)
01/28/2008Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2008Committee substitute printed 080158300-S1
01/30/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2008Read second time
01/31/2008Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2008Committee substitute agreed to 080158300-S1
01/31/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB403S1
02/01/2008Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2008Communicated to House
02/04/2008Impact statement from SCC (SB403S1)
02/12/2008Placed on Calendar
02/12/2008Read first time
02/12/2008Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/14/2008Reported from Commerce and Labor (21-Y 0-N)
02/18/2008Read second time
02/19/2008Read third time
02/19/2008Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/19/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/20/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB403ER)
02/20/2008Signed by Speaker
02/22/2008Signed by President
02/25/2008Impact statement from SCC (SB403ER)
03/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 103 (effective 7/1/08)
03/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 104 (effective 7/1/08)
03/04/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0104)