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HB 395 (BR 1719) - M. Hart, P. Pratt, S. Westrom

     AN ACT relating to emergency air ambulance coverage.
     Amend KRS 304.17A-005 to define balance bill and insured; create a new section of subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to define registered air ambulance service provider, to prohibit a health benefit plan from using an allowed amount for air ambulance services under certain conditions, to determine when an air ambulance transport is medically necessary, to require assumption of charges by the insurer under certain conditions, to require notification to the air ambulance service of assumption by the insurer, prohibit the air ambulance provider from certain actions following receipt of notification, to establish payment requirements for the insurer, to establish the Independent Dispute Resolution program for disputed air ambulance service charges within the Department of Insurance, to require reporting by registered air ambulance service providers and the department, to set requirements for registration in the program, to set requirements to be an independent reviewer for the program, and to establish procedures for the Independent Dispute Resolution program; and amend KRS 304.17A-096, 304.17A-430, 304.17B-001, 304.17B-015, 304.17B-033, 304.17C-010, 304.18-114, 304.38A-010, and 304.39-241 to conform.

     Feb 20, 2018 - introduced in House
     Feb 22, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (H)