Health care providers; submitting health insurance claims. (SB707)

Introduced By

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health care providers; submitting health insurance claims. Requires any in-network provider that provides health care services to a covered patient to submit its claim to the health insurer for the health care services in accordance with the terms of the applicable provider agreement. The requirement does not apply if the covered patient fails to provide information required by the terms of the plan documents. If an in-network provider does not submit its claim as required, then the covered patient is not obligated to pay for health care services for which the in-network provider was required to submit its claim, and the in-network provider shall not have the benefit of certain liens with regard to the health care services. In addition, such an in-network provider is prohibited from recovering payment from medical expense benefits provided under a motor vehicle liability insurance policy. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/27/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100702D
11/27/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2013Read second time and engrossed
01/16/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB707)
01/17/2013Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Placed on Calendar
01/25/2013Read first time
01/25/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/12/2013Reported from Commerce and Labor (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Read second time
02/15/2013Passed by for the day
02/18/2013Passed by for the day
02/19/2013Read third time
02/19/2013Passed House (88-Y 11-N)
02/19/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (88-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB707ER)
02/22/2013Signed by Speaker
02/23/2013Signed by President
02/27/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB707ER)
03/22/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 700 (effective 7/1/13)
03/22/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0700)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.