HB12-1221 - Direct Billing For Anatomic Pathology Services

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning Billing For Anatomic Pathology Services.

The bill requires clinical laboratories and physicians that provide anatomic pathology services to submit claims for payment for pathology services only to the patient; the insurance carrier; the hospital or clinic that ordered the service, or the referring laboratory, unless the laboratory is from a physician's office or group practice that does not perform the professional component of the anatomic pathology service; or a governmental agency on behalf of the recipient of services.

Licensed health care practitioners are prohibited from charging for anatomic pathology services unless the services were personally delivered by the practitioner or under the direct supervision of the practitioner. Laboratories that refer to another physician or laboratory for consultation or histologic processing are exempt from the personal delivery and direct supervision requirement, unless the laboratory that makes the referral does not perform the professional component of the service.

The term "anatomic pathology services" is defined to include histopathology or surgical pathology, cytopathology, hematology, subcellular pathology or molecular pathology, and blood-banking services performed by pathologists.

Latest update: March 22, 2012
03/22/2012 Governor Action - Signed
03/19/2012 Signed by the President of the Senate
03/19/2012 Sent to the Governor
03/16/2012 Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/09/2012 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
03/08/2012 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
03/05/2012 Senate Third Reading Passed
03/02/2012 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
03/01/2012 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
02/27/2012 Senate Committee on Business, Labor and Technology Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/20/2012 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor and Technology
02/15/2012 House Third Reading Passed
02/14/2012 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
02/09/2012 House Committee on Economic and Business Development Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/02/2012 Introduced In House - Assigned to Economic and Business Development