Health insurance; payment for services by dentists and oral surgeons. (HB16)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan) with support from co-patron Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Insurance; payment for services by dentists and oral surgeons. Requires that reimbursements payable or paid by a dental plan for covered services be reasonable and not provide nominal reimbursement in order to claim that services are covered services under the applicable dental plan. A reimbursement is reasonable if it is the negotiated fee or rate that is set forth in the participating provider agreement and is acceptable to the provider. The measure applies to contracts between a dental plan and a dentist or oral surgeon for the provision of health care to patients that is entered into, amended, extended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2017. The bill contains a delayed effective date. Amends § 38.2-3407.17, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
11/16/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100494D
11/16/2015Committee
11/16/2015Committee
11/16/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100494D
11/16/2015Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/21/2016Impact statement from SCC (HB16)
01/21/2016Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2016Read first time
01/26/2016Read second time
01/26/2016Committee amendments agreed to
01/26/2016Engrossed by House as amended HB16E
01/26/2016Printed as engrossed 16100494D-E
01/27/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/27/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/05/2016Impact statement from SCC (HB16E)
02/29/2016Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Read third time
03/03/2016Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2016Enrolled
03/07/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB16ER)
03/07/2016Signed by Speaker
03/08/2016Impact statement from SCC (HB16ER)
03/09/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/09/2016Signed by President
03/09/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/9/2016
03/09/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
03/29/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 556 (effective 1/1/17)
03/29/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0556)

Comments

John Doe writes:

This bill seems very nice, as I have been semi-frauded by a dental company previously.