91st General Assembly
Summary of HB4478
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Short description: 
HLTH CARE JOINT DISCUSSION ACT                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Health Care Services Contract Joint Discussions  Act.      
   Authorizes  competing health care providers within a geographical area      
   served by a health care plan  to  enter  joint  discussions  with  the      
   health care plan concerning various practices and procedures, clinical      
   criteria, drug formularies, reimbursement methodologies, and inclusion      
   and  alteration  of terms and conditions.  Authorizes competing health      
   care providers to jointly discuss certain terms and  conditions  under      
   certain  circumstances.   Amends the Illinois Antitrust Act to provide      
   that the Act shall not be construed to make illegal the activities  of      
   a  person  pursuant to and in compliance with the Health Care Provider      
   and Health Care Service Contract Joint Discussions Act. Effective           
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Provides that nothing in the Health Care Services Contract  Joint      
   Discussions  Act  shall  be  construed to authorize a joint discussion      
   representative to discuss with a health care plan any plan policies to      
   exclude, limit the participation or  reimbursement  of,  or  otherwise      
   limit  the  contracted  for  services  of  health  care  providers not      
   represented  by  the   health   care   provider's   joint   discussion      
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
        Further  amends  the  Health   Care   Services   Contract   Joint      
   Discussions  Act.  Provides  that the Act shall be administered by the      
   Attorney General rather than  the  Health  Care  Services  Contracting      
   Board.   Provides  that the Board shall provide advice to the Attorney      
   General concerning the administration of the Act.                           
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 01-01-09

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   0


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