HB 1459-1_ Filed 03/22/2001, 09:04

COMMITTEE REPORT

MR. PRESIDENT:

    The Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services, to which was referred House Bill No. 1459, has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the Senate with the recommendation that said bill be AMENDED as follows:

SOURCE: Page 2, line 7; (01)CR145901.2. -->     Page 2, line 7, delete "under".
    Page 2, line 8, delete "the provider contract".
    Page 2, line 10, after "amendment." insert " If an insurer receives notice from a provider under this subsection, the insurer may not require the provider to comply with the proposed amendment.
    (e) A provider who elects to terminate a contract to provide health care services under this section shall, before providing services to a patient who is covered by the contract, notify the patient that the provider's contract with the insurer will be or has been terminated.
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    Page 2, line 11, delete "(e)" and insert " (f)".
    Page 2, line 13, delete "(f)" and insert " (g)".
    Page 2, line 21, delete "or".
    Page 2, between lines 22 and 23, begin a new line block indented and insert:
        " (3) IC 25-23;
        (4) IC 25-10;
        (5) IC 25-29;
        (6) IC 25-24; or
        (7) IC 25-33;
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    Page 2, line 32, after "amendment" insert " ;".


    Page 2, line 32, begin a new line blocked left beginning with "may".
    Page 2, line 33, delete "under the contract".
    Page 2, line 37, after "amendment." insert " If a health maintenance organization or a limited service health maintenance organization receives notice from a participating provider under this subsection, the health maintenance organization or limited service health maintenance organization may not require the participating provider to comply with the proposed amendment.
     (c) A participating provider who elects to terminate a contract to provide health care services under this section shall, before providing services to a patient who is covered by the contract, notify the patient that the participating provider's contract with the health maintenance organization or limited service health maintenance organization will be or has been terminated.".
    Page 2, line 38, delete "(c)" and insert " (d)".
    Page 2, line 40, delete "(d)" and insert " (e)".
    (Reference is to HB 1459 as printed February 15, 2001.)

and when so amended that said bill do pass.

Committee Vote: Yeas 10, Nays 0.

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    Miller
Chairperson


CR145901/DI 98    2001