SB432 (2016) Detail

Relative to itemized bills for medical services.


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SB 432  - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

03/24/2016   1091s

03/24/2016   1133s

2016 SESSION

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SENATE BILL\t432

 

AN ACT\trelative to itemized bills for medical services.

 

SPONSORS:\tSen. Stiles, Dist 24; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Rep. M. Smith, Straf. 6; Rep. Butler, Carr. 7; Rep. Sherman, Rock. 24; Rep. LeBrun, Hills. 32; Rep. Bates, Rock. 7

 

COMMITTEE:\tHealth and Human Services

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

\tThis bill clarifies the law relative to itemized statements containing amounts billed for medical services.

 

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Explanation:\tMatter added to current law appears in bold italics.

\t\tMatter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

\t\tMatter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/24/2016   1091s\t16-2899

03/24/2016   1133s\t01/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Sixteen

 

AN ACT\trelative to itemized bills for medical services.

 

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

 

\t1  Itemized Bills for Medical Services.  Amend RSA 151:12-a, I to read as follows:

\t\tI.  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 provider of medical services shall inquire at the time of the appointment for the person receiving services whether the person would like the statement required under this paragraph by e-mail or regular mail.  The statement, which shall be provided within 30 days of such service, shall contain a list of services rendered referenced by the ICD-10-CM or most current revision of the International Classification of Diseases and a textual description which shall include CPT codes for replacement, the dates on which such services were rendered, and the [costs of] amount billed for those services[; provided, however, that a nonitemized bill may be rendered if it includes in large, easily readable print the following: "An itemized bill will be gladly submitted free of charge on request"] along with a prominent notice on the top of each page in a font no less than 18 point stating "DO NOT PAY:  This is the amount billed to your payer.  The actual amount may vary based on negotiated discounts."

\t2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.