SB 72-FN - FINAL VERSION
SENATE BILL 72-FN
SPONSORS: Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. Whitley, Dist 15; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Chandley, Dist 11; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Rep. Nagel, Belk. 6; Rep. J. Murphy, Graf. 12; Rep. Ebel, Merr. 7; Rep. Tellez, Hills. 40
COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration
This bill directs a carrier to act on a change of status request within a specified period of time or notify the provider of the reason for the delay or inability to act. The bill also directs the insurance commissioner to accept and record complaints regarding health carrier compliance with credentialing procedures.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
03/16/2023 0860s 23-0951
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Three
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
98:1 Credentialing Verification Procedures. Amend RSA 420-J:4, IV to read as follows:
IV. A health carrier shall require all participating providers to notify the health carrier of changes in the status of any items listed in this section at any time, and shall identify for participating providers the individual or department to whom they should report such changes. The carrier shall act upon the change in status request within 30 days of receipt of the request or shall notify the provider of the reason for delay or inability to act.
98:2 New Paragraph; Credentialing Verification Procedures. Amend RSA 420-J:4 by inserting after paragraph VI the following new paragraph:
VII. The commissioner shall accept and record complaints for health care providers regarding a health carrier’s alleged non-compliance with the provisions of this section and may take such regulatory action as deemed necessary in response to complaints received.
Approved: June 20, 2023
Effective Date: August 19, 2023
|Jan. 25, 2023||Senate||Hearing|
|March 16, 2023||Senate||Floor Vote|
|April 12, 2023||House||Hearing|
|April 12, 2023||House||Exec Session|
|April 12, 2023||House||Floor Vote|
June 21, 2023: Signed by the Governor on 06/20/2023; Chapter 0098; Effective 08/19/2023
June 13, 2023: Enrolled Adopted, VV, (In recess 06/08/2023); SJ 19
June 13, 2023: Enrolled (in recess of) 06/08/2023 HJ 15
May 18, 2023: Ought to Pass: MA VV 05/18/2023 HJ 14 P. 4
May 2, 2023: Committee Report: Ought to Pass 04/12/2023 (Vote 18-0; CC)
May 2, 2023: Executive Session: 04/12/2023 01:00 pm LOB 306-308
April 4, 2023: Public Hearing: 04/12/2023 01:00 pm LOB 306-308
March 21, 2023: Introduced (in recess of) 03/16/2023 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration
March 16, 2023: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2023-0860s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/16/2023; SJ 10
March 16, 2023: Committee Amendment # 2023-0860s, AA, VV; 03/16/2023; SJ 10
March 8, 2023: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2023-0860s, 03/16/2023; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 13
Jan. 19, 2023: Hearing: 01/25/2023, Room 103, SH, 09:15 am; SC 7
Jan. 18, 2023: Introduced 01/05/2023 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 4