Health insurance; health care provider panels, continuity of care. (HB218)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)

Progress

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

Description

Health insurance; health care provider panels; continuity of care. Requires a provider to continue to render health care services to any of the carrier's enrollees who have an existing provider-patient relationship with the provider for a period of at least 90 days from the date of a provider's termination from the carrier's provider panel, except when a provider is terminated for cause. The bill provides that for an enrollee who has an existing provider-patient relationship with a provider, and, at the time of the provider's termination, (i) has been medically confirmed to be pregnant, the provider is required to continue care through the postpartum period; (ii) is determined to be terminally ill, the provider is required to continue care for the remainder of the enrollee's life; (iii) has been determined by a medical professional to have a life-threatening condition, the provider is required to continue care for up to 180 days; and (iv) is admitted to and receiving treatment in an inpatient facility, the provider is required to continue care until the enrollee is discharged from the inpatient facility. Under current law, the carrier is required to permit the provider to provide such continuity of care. The bill provides that the continuity of care provisions also apply to plans administered by the Department of Medical Assistance Services that provide benefits pursuant to Title XIX or Title XXI of the Social Security Act. Read the Bill »

Notes

According to the fiscal impact statement, there is no fiscal impact on the State Corporation Commission. The statement also notes that any fiscal impact on the Department of Medical Assistance Services is not yet reported at this time. Therefore, the exact cost of this legislation is currently unknown.

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Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/04/2024Committee
01/04/2024Referred to Committee on Health and Human Servicess
01/04/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24102083D
01/04/2024Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services
01/16/2024Referred from Health and Human Services
01/16/2024Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/18/2024Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
02/05/2024Impact statement from SCC (HB218)
02/06/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/06/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/08/2024Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Committee substitute printed 24107076D-H1
02/08/2024Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/09/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/09/2024Reported from Appropriations (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107076D-H1
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB218H1
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/16/2024Impact statement from SCC (HB218H1)
02/26/2024Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Read third time
02/29/2024Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2024Enrolled
03/06/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB218ER)
03/06/2024Signed by Speaker
03/07/2024Signed by President
03/08/2024Impact statement from SCC (HB218ER)
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/04/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 377 (effective 7/1/24)
04/04/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0377)

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