SB 40/HM (BR 449) - T. Buford, D. Boswell, J. Carroll, P. Clark, J. Pendleton, J. Rhoads, D. Ridley, D. Seum, K. Stein, K. Winters
AN ACT relating to health benefit plan reimbursement to practitioners of the healing arts.
Create new sections of Subtitles 17A, 17B and 17C of KRS Chapter 304 to define "insurer" "doctor of chiropractic" "licensed practitioner of the healing arts" "nonroutine office visit," and "routine office visit"; require that individual procedures performed by a doctor of chiropractic be treated as separate and distinct treatments and not be combined into payment for an office visit or other outpatient visit for specified treatment; provide that only one evaluation and management procedure performed on the same date by the same provider shall be reimbursed; prohibit imposition upon the insured for more than one coinsurance or copayment for each routine or nonroutine office visit to a doctor of chiropractic; require establishment of a fee schedule for all procedures by licensed practitioners of the healing arts; provide there be no disparity for the same procedures performed by different practitioners and, if there is disparity, require reimbursement at the higher fee, and not less than reimbursement rates in effect on October 15, 2008.
SB 40 - AMENDMENTS
SFA (1, T. Buford) - Amend all three sections of this Act to delete any references to "licensed practitioner of the healing arts"; amend to clarify that reimbursement for chiropractic manipulative treatment can never fall below established reimbursement rates as of October 15, 2008.
SFA (2/Title, T. Buford) - Make title amendment.
Jan 8-introduced in Senate
Feb 3-to Banking & Insurance (S)
Mar 3-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Mar 4-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 5-recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (S); floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed