90th General Assembly
Summary of HB0843
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Short description: 
ACCESS TO DERMATOLOGISTS                                                   

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Patient  Access  to  Treatment  Act.   Provides  that      
   managed  care entities may not deny or limit reimbursement to a member      
   for dermatological services on the grounds that  the  member  was  not      
   referred  to  the provider by a person acting on behalf of the managed      
   care  entity.   Prohibits  unreasonable   cost-sharing   arrangements.      
   Requires  terms  and  conditions  of  coverage  to  be  disclosed in a      
   readable and understandable format consistent with standards developed      
   for supplemental insurance coverage under the federal Social  Security      
   Act.  Effective immediately.                                                
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Removes  entities  licensed  under  the  Limited  Health  Service      
   Organization Act, Dental Service Plan Act, Pharmaceutical Service Plan      
   Act, or Vision Service Plan Act from the scope of  the  term  "managed      
   care entity".                                                               
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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