An Act Relative to Itemized Bills for Medical Services

An Act Relative to Itemized Bills for Medical Services

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SB 432  – AS INTRODUCED

2016 SESSION

16-2899
01/06

SENATE BILL 432

AN ACT relative to itemized bills for medical services.

SPONSORS: Sen. Stiles, Dist 24; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Rep. M. Smith, Straf. 6; Rep. Butler, Carr. 7; Rep. Sherman, Rock. 24; Rep. LeBrun, Hills. 32; Rep. Bates, Rock. 7

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

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ANALYSIS

This bill clarifies the law requiring itemized statements containing amounts billed for medical services.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.
Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
16-2899
01/06

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Sixteen

AN ACT relative to itemized bills for medical services.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1  Itemized [Bills] Statements for Medical Services.  Amend RSA 151:12-a, I to read as follows:
I.  Any provider of medical services, including physicians, facilities licensed under this chapter and nursing homes as defined in RSA 151-A:1, IV, who is to receive payment from a third party shall provide the person receiving such services and the third party with an itemized statement within 30 days of such service.  The statement shall contain a list of services rendered including a textual description, the dates on which such services were rendered, and the [costs of] amount billed for those services[; provided, however, that a nonitemized bill may be rendered if it includes in large, easily readable print the following: “An itemized bill will be gladly submitted free of charge on request”] along with a prominent notice stating This is the amount billed to your payer.  The actual amount may vary based on negotiated discounts.
2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

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