HB17-1173 - Health Care Providers And Carriers Contracts

Passed/Signed into Law
concerning medical communications regarding disagreements in health care decisions.

The bill requires a contract between a health insurance carrier (carrier) and a health provider (provider) to include a provision that prohibits a carrier from taking an adverse action against the provider due to a provider's disagreement with a carrier's decision on the provision of health care services. Current law requires the contract to state that the carrier cannot terminate the contract for these same reasons.

The bill also requires the contract to contain provisions that prohibit a carrier from: Taking adverse actions for communicating with public officials on health care issues; filing complaints or reporting to public officials about conduct by a carrier that might negatively affect patient care; provides information in a forum concerning the required contract provisions; reporting alleged carrier violations; or participating in an investigation of an alleged violation.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


Latest update: April 6, 2017
04/06/2017 - Governor Signed
04/04/2017 - Sent to the Governor
04/04/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
04/04/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/29/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/28/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/23/2017 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 03/27/2017 - No Amendments
03/22/2017 - Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/21/2017 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/21/2017 - Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
03/20/2017 - Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/28/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
02/28/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/27/2017 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
02/24/2017 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/27/2017 - No Amendments
02/21/2017 - House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/06/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment