HB 1447

  • Indiana House Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House
  • Passed House Feb 17, 2021
  • Passed Senate Apr 08, 2021
  • Signed by Governor Apr 29, 2021

Good faith health care estimates.

Abstract

Revises the definition of "practitioner" in the laws concerning good faith estimates of costs for health care services. Postpones, from July 1, 2021, to January 1, 2022, the effective date of the requirement that a practitioner provide a good faith estimate of the amount the practitioner intends to charge for a health care service. Requires that the communication by a provider facility and a practitioner to a patient about the patient's right to request a good faith estimate be conspicuous and be provided by at least three of eight specified potential means. Provides that the written notice that a practitioner provides to an individual about a scheduled or ordered nonemergency health care service must state that a good faith estimate of cost need not be provided if the service is scheduled to be performed within five business days of the date of the patient's request. Provides that certain written statements must be in "conspicuous" type instead of in type at least as large as 14 point type. Requires a practitioner or facility to provide a written explanation if the charge for a health care service exceeds the practitioner's or facility's good faith estimate by the greater of: (1) $100; or (2) 5%. Revises the content of the written statement that an out of network practitioner providing health care services at an in network facility must give to a covered individual in order to be reimbursed more for the health care services than allowed according to the rate established by the covered individual's network plan. Provides that a practitioner can comply with the requirement to provide a good faith estimate of the amount that the practitioner intends to charge a covered individual by complying with the requirements of the new federal No Surprises Act (Act). Provides that a health carrier may satisfy certain requirements concerning good faith estimates by complying with the Act.

Bill Sponsors (7)

Votes


Actions


Apr 29, 2021

House

Public Law 202

Office of the Governor

Signed by the Governor

Apr 28, 2021

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

Apr 23, 2021

Senate

Signed by the President Pro Tempore

Apr 22, 2021

House

Signed by the Speaker

Apr 20, 2021

Senate

Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the Senate; Roll Call 464: yeas 48, nays 0

Apr 19, 2021

House

Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the House; Roll Call 459: yeas 79, nays 0

Apr 15, 2021

House

CCR # 1 filed in the House

Senate

CCR # 1 filed in the Senate

Apr 14, 2021

House

Representative Fleming added as advisor

House

Representative Shackleford added as conferee

House

Representative Austin removed as conferee

House

Representative Shackleford removed as advisor

Apr 13, 2021

House

House advisors appointed: Schaibley, Carbaugh and Shackleford

Senate

Senate advisors appointed: Charbonneau and Breaux

Senate

Senate conferees appointed: Zay and Yoder

House

House conferees appointed: Vermilion and Austin

Apr 12, 2021

House

House dissented from Senate amendments

House

Motion to dissent filed

Apr 09, 2021

Senate

Returned to the House with amendments

Apr 08, 2021

Senate

Senator Randolph added as cosponsor

Senate

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 368: yeas 47, nays 0

Apr 06, 2021

Senate

Second reading: ordered engrossed

Apr 01, 2021

Senate

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Mar 02, 2021

Senate

First reading: referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
health and provider services

Feb 18, 2021

House

Referred to the Senate

Feb 17, 2021

House

Senate sponsors: Senators Zay and Charbonneau

House

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 153: yeas 95, nays 0

Feb 15, 2021

House

Second reading: ordered engrossed

House

Representative Austin added as coauthor

House

Representative Carbaugh added as coauthor

Feb 11, 2021

House

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Jan 14, 2021

House

Authored by Representative Vermilion

House

First reading: referred to Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
financial institutions and insurance

House

Coauthored by Representative Schaibley

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced House Bill (H) PDF
House Bill (H) PDF
Engrossed House Bill (H) PDF
House Bill (S) PDF
Enrolled House Bill (H) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note: HB1447.05.ENRS.FN001 PDF

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