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Bill Detail: HB17-1247

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Title Patient Choice Health Care Provider
Status House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely (04/13/2017)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors J. Becker (R)
J. Danielson (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Sonnenberg (R)
House Committee Health, Insurance, & Environment
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 03/09/2017
Description

The bill prohibits a health benefit plan or third-party administrator
plan covering services by licensed chiropractors, optometrists, or
pharmacists (providers) from:
  • Limiting or restricting a covered person's ability to select a
provider of the covered person's choice if certain
conditions are met;
  • Imposing a copayment, fee, or other cost-sharing
requirement for selecting a provider of the covered person's
choosing;
  • Imposing other conditions on a covered person or provider
that limit or restrict a covered person's ability to use a
pharmacy of the covered person's choosing; or
  • Denying a provider the right to participate in any of its
network contracts in this state or as a contracting provider
in this state, so long as the provider agrees to specified
conditions.

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