Patient Choice Health Care Provider
Concerning the ability of a covered person to receive health care services from a health care provider of the covered person's choice.
2017 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
The bill prohibits a health benefit plan or third-party administrator plan covering services by licensed chiropractors, optometrists, or pharmacists (providers) from:
- Limiting or restricting a covered person's ability to select a provider of the covered person's choice if certain conditions are met;
- Imposing a copayment, fee, or other cost-sharing requirement for selecting a provider of the covered person's choosing;
- Imposing other conditions on a covered person or provider that limit or restrict a covered person's ability to use a pharmacy of the covered person's choosing; or
- Denying a provider the right to participate in any of its network contracts in this state or as a contracting provider in this state, so long as the provider agrees to specified conditions.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)