HB 362/HM (BR 1215) - W. Stone, M. King, J. Greer, J. Richards, B. Rowland, J. Short, B. Yonts
AN ACT relating to health benefit plans with out-of-network benefits.
Amend KRS 304.17A-550 to prohibit health benefit plans from limiting out-of-network providers and covered services to those performed within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
HB 362 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Amend KRS 304.17A-550 to require insurers if they offer health benefit plans limiting out-of-network providers and covered services to those performed within the Commonwealth of Kentucky, to also offer health benefit plans that do not limit out-of-network providers and covered services to those performed wtihin the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
SCS - Keep original provisions; create a new section of KRS 304.17A to require that the Pharmacy Benefit Manager contact the original prescribing physician for approval to cancel a preauthorization; add an exemption for any scheduled drug from the provisions of this Act; require that exception policies, under KRS 304.17A-535(4) include a process for extending preapprovals.
SCA (1/Title, T. Buford) - Make title amendment.
Feb 10-introduced in House
Feb 11-to Banking & Insurance (H)
Feb 24-posted in committee
Feb 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 27-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 28, 2014
Feb 28-3rd reading, passed 94-0 with Committee Substitute
Mar 4-received in Senate
Mar 6-to Banking & Insurance (S)
Mar 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
Mar 27-2nd reading, to Rules