Health insurance; credentialing, health care or professional health-related services. (HB822)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; credentialing; health care providers. Requires health insurers and other carriers that credential certain health professionals in their provider networks to establish reasonable protocols and procedures for reimbursing such a professional who has submitted a completed credentialing application to a carrier, within 30 days of being credentialed by the carrier, for services provided to covered persons during the period in which the applicant's completed credentialing application is pending. The bill makes this requirement applicable to a person, corporation, facility, or institution licensed by the Commonwealth under Title 32.1 (Health) or Title 54.1 (Professions and Occupations) to provide health care or professional health-related services on a fee basis. Such a requirement exists in current law for participating physicians and participating mental health professionals but without a time limit for reimbursement. The bill applies the 30-day limit to such participating physicians and participating mental health professionals. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104398D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/16/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #2
01/22/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB822)
01/23/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 0-N)
01/28/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Read first time
01/31/2020Read second time
01/31/2020Committee amendments agreed to
01/31/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB822E
01/31/2020Printed as engrossed 20104398D-E
02/03/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/03/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/04/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB822E)
02/24/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Read third time
02/27/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/27/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/27/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/27/2020Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Placed on Calendar
03/02/2020Senate amendment agreed to by House (95-Y 0-N)
03/02/2020VOTE: Adoption (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB822ER)
03/05/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB822ER)
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
03/06/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/07/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 840 (effective 7/1/20)
04/07/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0840)