SB432 (2016) Detail

Relative to itemized bills for medical services.

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03/24/2016   1133s







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






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\t\tMatter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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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.