Maine LD 347: An Act Concerning Billing between Emergency Medical Services Providers and Insurance Companies

LD 347 (subjects: INSURANCE , HEALTH )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=347&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor:

8 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/10/2015 Senate Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Whittemore of Somerset REFERRED to the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
2/10/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/6/2015 Senate Reports READ.
On motion by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report ACCEPTED.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
5/7/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative BECK of Waterville, the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report was ACCEPTED.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
Placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act Concerning Billing between Emergency Medical Services Providers and Insurance Companies

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 24-A MRSA 4320-J is enacted to read:

4320-J. Reimbursement of certain costs of emergency medical assistance

Notwithstanding any other requirements of this Title, a carrier offering a health plan in this State shall provide coverage for the costs of providing emergency medical services to an enrollee, including, but not limited to, the transportation costs required to provide medical assistance even if the enrollee is not transported to a hospital or other health care facility.

Sec. 2. Application. The requirements of this Act apply to all policies, contracts and certificates subject to this Act that are executed, delivered, issued for delivery, continued or renewed in this State on or after January 1, 2016. For purposes of this Act, all contracts are deemed to be renewed no later than the next yearly anniversary of the contract date.

summary

This bill requires health insurance carriers to reimburse for the costs of emergency medical services, including calls for emergency medical assistance when a person is not transported to a hospital. The requirements of the bill apply to all health insurance policies issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2016.

Patterns of Support

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


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