_______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on
I offer the following resolution and move its adoption:
A SENATE RESOLUTION assigning a directive to the
Mandated Benefits Task Force.
Whereas, The General Assembly needs information to
determine the impact of legislation, if passed, that would
require insurance companies and health maintenance
organizations to make a direct payment to an out-of-network
health care provider if a patient has made an assignment of
benefit to the health care provider; and
Whereas, The cost of this requirement is currently
unknown to the General Assembly, and further analysis is
SECTION 1. That the Mandated Benefits Task Force shall review the costs incurred by other states that require direct payment to a out-of-network provider with an assignment of benefit, evaluate the cost and impact to the state if the General Assembly requires insurance companies and health maintenance organizations to make a direct payment to an out-of network health care provider who has an assignment of benefit, and report back to the health finance commission and the legislative council (in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6) not later than September 1, 2008, with the task force's findings and any recommendations.