Bill Summary

HB 499 Health Care Coverage (2013 Session)
by Jones (M) Co Sponsors: Pigman
Health Care Coverage: Requires health insurers, corporations, & HMOs issuing certain health policies to provide coverage for telemedicine services; prohibits exclusion of telemedicine cost coverage solely because services were not provided face to face; specifies conditions under which insurer, corporation, or HMO must reimburse telemedicine provider for fees & costs; authorizes provisions requiring deductible, copayment, or coinsurance requirement for telemedicine services; prohibits imposition of dollar & durational coverage limitations or copayments, coinsurance, or deductibles on telemedicine services unless imposed equally on all terms & services; requires utilization review; provides coverage under state plan or waiver for health home services provided to eligible individuals with chronic conditions; requires DOH to conduct interagency study relating to telemedicine services & coverage; requires report; authorizes DOH to adopt rules in consultation with certain boards to implement act; authorizes rules to allow consultation with certain out-of-state health care practitioners & professionals. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
Referred to Health Innovation Subcommittee; Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Health & Human Services Committee
Now in Health Innovation Subcommittee
Died in Health Innovation Subcommittee
Filed on 01/22/13
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