Health care; explanation of benefits, sensitive health care services. (HB807)

Introduced By

Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health care services; explanation of benefits. Requires health carriers and Medicaid managed care organizations to provide an explanation of benefits to covered persons or recipients. The measure requires the State Corporation Commission to adopt regulations that establish alternative methods of delivery of the explanation of benefits that permit the receipt of an explanation of benefits by an alternative method, provided that such alternative method is in compliance with the provisions of federal regulations regarding the right to request privacy protection for protected health information. The measure requires health carriers and Medicaid managed care organizations to take all reasonable actions to ensure that their internal processes and systems prohibit the identification or description of sensitive health care services in their explanations of benefits. The measure requires a health carrier that requires a covered person to make a request for confidential communications in writing in accordance with federal law to accept the form of the explanation of benefits approved by the Commission. The measure also requires the Commission to define "sensitive health care services." The measure will take effect 90 days after the Commission has adopted the required regulations. The measure is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Health Care. Read the Bill »


02/20/2020: Passed the Senate


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104454D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/21/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB807)
01/21/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce with amendment (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2020Read first time
01/24/2020Read second time
01/24/2020Committee amendment agreed to
01/24/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB807E
01/24/2020Printed as engrossed 20104454D-E
01/27/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/27/2020VOTE: (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB807E)
01/28/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB807E)
02/17/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Committee substitute printed 20108458D-S1
02/19/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Read third time
02/20/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/20/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108458D-S1
02/20/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB807S1
02/20/2020Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Placed on Calendar
02/24/2020Senate substitute agreed to by House 20108458D-S1 (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2020VOTE: Adoption (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB807S1)

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