HB17-1247

HB17-1247 - Patient Choice Health Care Provider

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning the ability of a covered person to receive health care services from a health care provider of the covered person's choice.

The bill prohibits a health benefit plan or third-party administrator plan covering services by licensed chiropractors, optometrists, or pharmacists (providers) from:

 

  • Limiting or restricting a covered person's ability to select a provider of the covered person's choice if certain conditions are met;
  • Imposing a copayment, fee, or other cost-sharing requirement for selecting a provider of the covered person's choosing;
  • Imposing other conditions on a covered person or provider that limit or restrict a covered person's ability to use a pharmacy of the covered person's choosing; or
  • Denying a provider the right to participate in any of its network contracts in this state or as a contracting provider in this state, so long as the provider agrees to specified conditions.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

     

Latest update: April 13, 2017
04/13/2017 - House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely
03/09/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment