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HB 499: Health Care Coverage


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: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 5/3/2013 House - Died in Health Innovation Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/22/2013 House • Filed
    1/30/2013 House • Referred to Health Innovation Subcommittee; Insurance and Banking Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 58
    3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 58
    5/3/2013 House • Died in Health Innovation Subcommittee

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  • HB 499, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/22/2013 at 11:58 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 898 Health Care Coverage Joyner Identical Last Action: 5/3/2013 S Died in Banking and Insurance
    Location: In committee/council (BI)

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