HB359 (2009) Detail

Requiring health care provider bills to state the portion of payment covering costs of the uninsured.


2009 SESSION

09-0303

01/03

HOUSE BILL 359

AN ACT requiring health care provider bills to state the portion of payment covering costs of the uninsured.

SPONSORS: Rep. Butterworth, Ches 4

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

ANALYSIS

This bill requires health care provider bills to state the portion of payment covering costs of the uninsured.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

09-0303

01/03

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nine

AN ACT requiring health care provider bills to state the portion of payment covering costs of the uninsured.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 Medical Services; Itemized Billing. Amend RSA 151:12-a, I to read as follows:

I. Any provider of medical services, including physicians, facilities licensed under this chapter, and nursing homes as defined in RSA 151-A:1, IV, who is to receive payment from a third party shall provide the person receiving such services and the third party with an itemized statement within 30 days of such service. The statement shall contain a list of services rendered, the dates on which such services were rendered [and], the costs of those services, and the portion of payment covering the cost of the uninsured; provided, however, that a nonitemized bill may be rendered if it includes the portion of payment covering the cost of the uninsured and includes in large, easily readable print the following: “An itemized bill will be gladly submitted free of charge on request.”

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB359 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB359 Revision: 13062 Date: Jan. 15, 2009, midnight

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