Health insurance; payment of out-of-network providers, patient access to elective services. (HB2538)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan) with support from co-patron Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)

Progress

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

Description

Balance billing; elective services. Requires a facility where a covered person receives scheduled elective services to post the required notice or inform the covered person of the required notice at the time of pre-admission or pre-registration. The bill also requires such a facility to inform the covered person or his legal representative of the names of all provider groups providing health care services at the facility, that consultation with the covered person's managed care plan is recommended to determine if the provider groups providing health care services at the facility are in-network providers, and that the covered person may be financially responsible for health care services performed by a provider that is not an in-network provider, in addition to any cost-sharing requirements. Amends § 38.2-3438, § 38.2-3445, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/09/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Commerce and Labor Committee

History

DateAction
01/09/2019Committee
01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103960D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/15/2019Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1
01/17/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2538)
01/29/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
01/31/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Committee substitute printed 19105085D-H1
02/03/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105085D-H1
02/04/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2538H1
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2538H1)
02/05/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/11/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Passed by for the day
02/15/2019Passed by for the day
02/18/2019Read third time
02/18/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Enrolled
02/21/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2538ER)
02/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2538ER)
02/21/2019Signed by Speaker
02/21/2019Signed by President
02/28/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 28, 2019
02/28/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 432 (effective 7/1/19)
03/18/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0432)

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