08RS HB148
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HB148

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HB 148/FN (BR 967) - D. Keene, R. Adams, S. Baugh, L. Belcher, K. Bratcher, S. Brinkman, T. Burch, D. Butler, M. Cherry, L. Clark, H. Collins, L. Combs, R. Crimm, R. Damron, M. Dossett, T. Edmonds, C. Embry Jr., T. Firkins, J. Glenn, D. Graham, K. Hall, M. Harmon, R. Henderson, M. Henley, C. Hoffman, D. Horlander, J. Jenkins, T. Kerr, M. Marzian, R. Meeks, C. Miller, R. Mobley, L. Napier, R. Nelson, F. Nesler, D. Osborne, M. Rader, R. Rand, C. Rollins II, S. Rudy, S. Santoro, C. Siler, A. Simpson, D. Sims, K. Stein, G. Stumbo, T. Thompson, J. Tilley, D. Watkins, J. Wayne, R. Weston, R. Wilkey, B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to health benefit plan reimbursement of chiropractors.
     Create new sections of Subtitle 17A and 17C of KRS Chapter 304 to require health benefit plans to adopt current, reasonable, and fair reimbursement schedules for services and procedures performed by chiropractors; require chiropractors to be reimbursed at no less than the fee schedule for workers' compensation; permit a reduction of up to 10 percent of the fee if the chiropractor enters into an approved agreement with a managed care plan; specify under what conditions a chiropractor must be reimbursed for medically necessary services and procedures; require the reimbursement fee to be increased annually by the percentage increase in the consumer price index for all urban consumers.

HB 148 - AMENDMENTS


     SCS - Delete existing provisions and replace with a new section of KRS 304-17A to require the Office of Insurance to establish a cost and quality recognition program after consultation with chiropractors and the health insurance industry that is agreeable to all parties; require health benefit plans that cover chiropractic services to adopt a cost and quality recognition program; require health benefit plans to provide higher reimbursement to chiropractors who participate in the program for specific CPT codes; specify chiropractors are not required to participate in the program; prohibit the imposition of more than one coinsurance or copayment for each date of service; prohibit health benefit plans from lowering reimbursement rate for chiropractors participating in the program as of the effective date of the Act; specify that nothing shall be construed to remove chiropractors from KRS 304.17A-270 and 17A-171(2); require provisions to apply to health benefit plans issued after November 1, 2008; EMERGENCY for section prohibiting reduction of reimbursement rates.

     SCA (1/Title, J. Denton) - Make title amendment.

     SFA (1/Title, T. Buford) - Make title amendment.

     SFA (2/Title, T. Buford) - Make title amendment; EMERGENCY.

     SFA (3, T. Buford) - Delete existing provisions and replace original language to create new sections of Subtitle 17A and 17C of KRS Chapter 304 to require health benefit plans to adopt current, reasonable, and fair reimbursement schedules for services and procedures performed by chiropractors; require chiropractors to be reimbursed at no less than the fee schedule for workers' compensation; permit a reduction of up to 10 percent of the fee if the chiropractor enters into an approved agreement with a managed care plan; specify under what conditions a chiropractor must be reimbursed for medically necessary services and procedures; require the reimbursement fee to be increased annually by the percentage increase in the consumer price index for all urban consumers.

     SFA (4, T. Buford) - Retain original provisions and add new sections to Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to prohibit balance billing by dialysis providers; provide that out-of-network reimbursement for dialysis services be based on historical payment amounts, and the payment shall be no lower than the predominant payment to that dialysis provider for services rendered prior to January 1, 2007 in the Commonwealth; prohibit consideration of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement levels when determining reimbursement amounts; allow a decrease in the reimbursement amount up to 3 percent in any year; require reimbursement for dialysis to be made directly to the provider; create a new section of Subtitle 99 of KRS Chapter 304 to establish fines of $1000 to $10,000 for violations of this Act; amend KRS 304.17A-550 and 304.18-040 to conform.

     SFA (5, T. Buford) - Retain original provisions and add new sections to subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to prohibit balance billing by dialysis providers; provide that out-of-network reimbursement for dialysis services be based on historical payment amounts, and the payment shall be no lower than the predominant payment to that dialysis provider for services rendered prior to January 1, 2007 in the Commonwealth; prohibit consideration of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement levels when determining reimbursement amounts; allow a decrease in the reimbursement amount up to 3 percent in any year; require reimbursement for dialysis to be made directly to the provider; create a new section of Subtitle 99 of KRS Chapter 304 to establish fines of $1000 to $10,000 for violations of this Act; amend KRS 304.17A-550 and 304.18-040 to conform.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 8-introduced in House
     Jan 10-to Banking & Insurance (H)
     Jan 24-posted in committee
     Feb 13-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 14-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 19-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 20, 2008
     Feb 27-3rd reading, passed 80-7-1
     Feb 28-received in Senate
     Mar 3-to Health & Welfare (S)
     Mar 24-taken from committee Health & Welfare (S); 1st reading; returned to Health & Welfare (S)
     Mar 25-taken from committee Health & Welfare (S); 2nd reading; returned to Health & Welfare (S)
     Mar 28-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Apr 2-floor amendments (3) and (4) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendments (1-title) (2-title) and (5) filed

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