State Representative Ben Smaltz of Auburn saw his bill protecting Hoosiers from surprise medical billing get passed unanimously out of the House Insurance Committee on Wednesday.
Smaltz said surprise billing is when an individual goes to an in-network health care provider for a service, but is seen by an out-of-network physician. The patient then receives a large medical bill not covered by insurance. An example would be when a person is having surgery, and their surgeon is covered by insurance, but other medical providers like an anesthesiologist is out-of-network.
Smaltz’s legislation would prohibit health care providers from billing an in-network patient for amounts exceeding in-network rates, which are usually covered by their insurance. Patients would still be responsible for any deductibles, copayments and coinsurance amounts. Hoosiers could opt to receive services from out-of-network providers if they choose.
House Bill 1004 moves to the House floor for further consideration.
(02-21-2020) Eckhart Public Library Landmark Building Reopening Announced
(02-21-2020) Semi Fire Shuts Down Portion of I-69 Friday Morning
(02-21-2020) Term Limit Debates Leading To Controversy In Ohio
(02-21-2020) Search For Teenage Boy In Kosciusko County Continues
(02-21-2020) INDOT Finishes Up West Maumee Street Project in Angola
(02-21-2020) Police Reminding Motorists To Drive Sober This Coming March
(02-21-2020) Longtime Steuben County Politician, Dodge Passes Away at 89
(02-20-2020) Multiple Sex Charges Filed Against Coldwater Man
(02-20-2020) Trine Center For Sports Studies Plans Unveiled
(02-20-2020) Napoleon Man Arrested On Sexual Conduct With A Minor
(02-20-2020) Cameron Hospital Fremont Welcomes Dr. Lynn Faur
(02-20-2020) Indiana Dispatchers Reclassified
(02-20-2020) Resolution on Trail of Deat
(02-20-2020) Fort Wayne Man Sentenced to 7 ½ Years
(02-19-2020) Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum Offering Free Admission
(02-19-2020) Panel Backs Ban On Indiana Drivers Using Handheld Phones
(02-19-2020) Ohio Medical Review Board Issues Arise
(02-19-2020) MSD Approves Bus Replacement