HB 3498

  • Illinois House Bill
  • 102nd Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Apr 27, 2021
  • Passed House Apr 23, 2021
  • Senate
  • Governor

Telehealth Services

Abstract

Amends the Telehealth Act. Provides that the Act applies to all health insurance coverage offered by health insurance issuers regulated by the Department of Insurance or the Department of Healthcare and Family Services and the medical assistance program authorized under the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that any policy, contract, or certificate of health insurance coverage that does not distinguish between in-network and out-of-network providers shall be subject to the Act as though all providers were in-network. Provides that health insurance issuers shall cover all telehealth services rendered by a health care professional to deliver any clinically appropriate, medically necessary covered services. Restricts health insurance issuers from engaging in specified activities. Provides that health care professionals and facilities shall determine the appropriateness of specific sites, technology platforms, and technology vendors for a telehealth service, as long as delivered services adhere to privacy laws. Changes the term "telehealth" to "telehealth services". Makes corresponding changes. Defines terms. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. In provisions concerning coverage for telehealth services, makes changes to definitions. Provides that coverage and reimbursement for telehealth services delivered by health care professionals and facilities shall comply with the Telehealth Act. Makes other changes. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that the Department and managed care organizations shall comply with the Telehealth Act and removes provisions concerning behavioral health and medical services via telehealth. Makes other changes. Amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act to provide for emergency rulemaking. Effective immediately. House Floor Amendment No. 1 Deletes reference to: 5 ILCS 100/5-45.10 new 225 ILCS 150/20 new 225 ILCS 150/25 new 225 ILCS 150/30 new 225 ILCS 150/35 new Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that an individual or group policy of accident or health insurance or a managed care plan that is amended, delivered, issued, or renewed on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act shall cover all telehealth services rendered by a health care professional to deliver any clinically appropriate, medically necessary covered services, and shall not engage in specified activities. Provides that any policy, contract, or certificate of health insurance coverage that does not distinguish between in-network and out-of-network providers shall be subject to the Act as though all providers were in-network. Provides that health care professionals and facilities shall determine the appropriateness of specific sites, technology platforms, and technology vendors for a telehealth service, as long as delivered services adhere to privacy laws. Provides that there shall be no restrictions on originating site requirements for telehealth coverage or reimbursement to the distant site. Defines terms. Amends the Telehealth Act. Changes the term "telehealth" to "telehealth services". Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that the Department of Healthcare and Family Services and managed care organizations shall comply with specified provisions of the Illinois Insurance Code and removes provisions concerning behavioral health and medical services via telehealth. Amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act to provide for emergency rulemaking. In provisions concerning coverage for telehealth services, removes language that provides that coverage and reimbursement for telehealth services delivered by health care professionals and facilities shall comply with the Telehealth Act. Removes changes to the Telehealth Act. Makes other changes. Effective immediately. House Floor Amendment No. 2 In provisions in the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act concerning emergency rulemaking, provides that provisions allowing the Department of Insurance and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to adopt emergency rules are repealed on January 1, 2022 (rather than January 1, 2026). In provisions concerning coverage for telehealth services, provides that an individual or group policy of accident or health insurance or a managed care plan that is amended, delivered, issued, or renewed on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act shall not require that in-person contact occur between a health care professional and a patient (rather than in-person contact shall not occur between a health care professional and a patient, except before an initial e-visit or virtual check-in in order to establish a patient relationship).

Bill Sponsors (80)

Deb Conroy

     
Primary

Greg Harris

     
Cosponsor

Jehan Gordon-Booth

     
Cosponsor

Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar

     
Cosponsor

Lawrence Walsh, Jr.

     
Cosponsor

Sally J. Turner

     
Cosponsor

Votes


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May 03, 2021

Senate

Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler

Apr 30, 2021

Senate

Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson

Apr 29, 2021

Senate

Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Ellman

Senate

Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes

Senate

Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro

Apr 28, 2021

Senate

Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. John Connor

Senate

Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons

Senate

Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine

Apr 27, 2021

Senate

Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt

Senate

Referred to Assignments

Senate

First Reading

Senate

Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter

Senate

Arrive in Senate

Senate

Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading

Senate

Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jason Plummer

Senate

Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters

Senate

Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale Fowler

Senate

Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Sally J. Turner

Senate

Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachelle Crowe

Senate

Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy

Senate

Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Doris Turner

Apr 23, 2021

House

Recalled to Second Reading - Short Debate

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul Jacobs

House

Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 110-000-001

House

Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate

House

House Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted

House

House Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted

Apr 22, 2021

House

House Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Health Care Availability & Accessibility Committee; 012-000-000

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anthony DeLuca

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita

House

House Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Caulkins

Apr 21, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Severin

House

House Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee

House

House Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Deb Conroy

House

House Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Health Care Availability & Accessibility Committee

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart

Apr 20, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Eva Dina Delgado

House

House Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee

House

House Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Deb Conroy

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez

Apr 16, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason

Apr 15, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Seth Lewis

Apr 14, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez

Apr 13, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Lakesia Collins

House

Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate

House

Second Reading - Short Debate

Apr 09, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Joe Sosnowski

Apr 08, 2021

House

Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate

Apr 07, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II

Mar 24, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley

Mar 23, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar

House

Do Pass / Short Debate Health Care Availability & Accessibility Committee; 013-000-000

Mar 22, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar

Mar 18, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth

Mar 17, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie

Mar 16, 2021

House

Assigned to Health Care Availability & Accessibility Committee

Mar 15, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi

Mar 11, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Suzanne Ness

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Bos

Mar 09, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Burke

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Amy Grant

Mar 08, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Miller

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jeff Keicher

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan

Mar 05, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Luft

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy

Mar 04, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Randy E. Frese

Mar 03, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Amy Elik

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas M. Bennett

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith P. Sommer

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael T. Marron

Mar 02, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel

Mar 01, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Maura Hirschauer

Feb 26, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Tim Butler

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Swanson

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner

Feb 24, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick Windhorst

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsey LaPointe

Feb 22, 2021

House

Referred to Rules Committee

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski

House

First Reading

Feb 19, 2021

House

Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Deb Conroy

House

Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan

House

Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ryan Spain

House

Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond

House

Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris

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