Workers' compensation; cost and payment for medical services, claims filed with Commission, etc. (HB1083)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workers' compensation; payment for medical services. Limits the liability of an employer for medical treatment provided to an injured person that is rendered by a nurse practitioner or physician assistant serving as an assistant-at-surgery to no more than 20 percent of the charge of the physician performing the surgery. The measure requires multiple procedures associated with medical, surgical, and hospital services rendered on or after July 1, 2014, to be coded and billed with appropriate CPT modifiers and paid according to the National Correct Coding Initiative rules. The measure also (i) establishes prompt payment requirements with respect to health care services provided under the Workers' Compensation Act; (ii) prohibits an employer or insurer from seeking recovery of a payment made to a health care provider for health care services rendered after July 1, 2014, absent fraud, unless recovery is sought less than one year from the date payment was made; and (iii) prohibits a health care provider from submitting a claim to the Workers' Compensation Commission contesting the sufficiency of payment for health care services rendered to a claimant on or after July 1, 2014, unless such claim is filed within one year from the date of service for which payment is sought, the date the employer or insurer notifies the provider that payment is denied, or the last date payment was made, whichever occurs last. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2014Presented and ordered printed 14103623D
01/09/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/15/2014Assigned C & L sub: Special Workers Comp
02/04/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1083)
02/04/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
02/06/2014Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2014Committee substitute printed 14104776D-H1
02/08/2014Read first time
02/10/2014Read second time
02/10/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104776D-H1
02/10/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1083H1
02/11/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1083H1)
02/12/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/21/2014Assigned C&L sub: Worker's Compensation
03/03/2014Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2014Committee substitute printed 14105308D-S1
03/04/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/2014Read third time
03/05/2014Reading of substitute waived
03/05/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14105308D-S1
03/05/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1083S1
03/05/2014Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 0-N)
03/05/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1083S1)
03/05/2014Placed on Calendar
03/06/2014Senate substitute agreed to by House 14105308D-S1 (100-Y 0-N)
03/06/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1083ER)
03/07/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1083ER)
03/07/2014Signed by Speaker
03/10/2014Signed by President
04/06/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 670 (effective 7/1/14)
04/06/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0670)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.