SB 19/FN/HM (BR 448) - T. Buford
AN ACT relating to insurance coverage of dialysis treatments.
Create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to define "provider"; limit patient travel for dialysis to 30 miles from patient's home or the nearest dialysis facility if more than 30 miles from patient's home; prohibit specified actions by the insurer that would result in a shift in primary responsibility for reimbursement to any governmental program; require advance written notice of any proposed decrease in reimbursement rates; prohibit consideration of governmental reimbursement in determining out-of-network reimbursement; requirement reimbursement for dialysis treatment be made to the provider and not the patient; create a new section of Subtitle 99 of KRS Chapter 304 to impose monetary penalties for violation of this Act.
Jan 6-introduced in Senate
Jan 8-to Health & Welfare (S)