HB 959: Medical Billing
GENERAL BILL by Duggan ; Buchanan ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Rodriguez, A.M.
Medical Billing; Provides personal property exemptions from legal process for medical debts; requires licensed facility to provide cost estimate to patient or prospective patient under certain conditions; prohibits facility from charging amount exceeding cost estimate by set threshold; requires facility to provide patient written explanation of excess charges; requires facility to establish internal grievance process to allow patients to dispute charges; prohibits facility from engaging in certain collection activities.
Last Action: 2/13/2020 House - Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/19/20
Bill Text: PDF
• Referred to Health Market Reform Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 82
• Introduced -HJ 82
• On Committee agenda-- Health Market Reform Subcommittee, 01/21/20, 3:00 pm, Mashburn Hall
• Favorable by Health Market Reform Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 421
• Now in Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 421
• On Committee agenda-- Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, 01/28/20, 12:00 pm, Sumner Hall
• Favorable by Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -HJ 463
• Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 463
• On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 02/06/20, 12:00 pm, Morris Hall
• Favorable by- Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 18 NAYS 0 -HJ 526
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 526
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/19/20
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