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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

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