Out-of-network health care providers; JLARC to study balance billing by providers. (SJ57)

Introduced By

Sen. Glen Sturtevant (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; JLARC; balance billing by out-of-network health care providers; report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) to study balance billing by out-of-network health care providers. The resolution directs JLARC to (i) examine the practice by hospitals of independently contracting with out-of-network physicians to provide emergency care; (ii) identify the costs of balance billing in circumstances when consumers receive health care services at an in-network hospital's emergency care department network from an out-of-network provider; and (iii) identify ways to protect covered patients from balance billing in situations where a patient is not able to select the provider on the basis of whether the provider is in his plan's network. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103179D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Rules
02/09/2018Passed by indefinitely in Rules