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s_blt_2017a_2017-03-20t14:01:02z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/20/2017

Location: SCR 354

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1173



SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1173 to the Committee of the W PASS







03:09 PM -- HB 17-1173



Senator Neville introduced House Bill, 17-1173, concerning required provisions in a contract between a health insurance carrier and a health care provider concerning medical communications regarding disagreements in health care decisions. The bill expands the required protections for health care providers in contracts with health insurance carriers by prohibiting a carrier from taking any adverse action against a provider for expressing his or her disagreement with a carrier's decision. The bill defines adverse action to include limiting, restricting, denying, terminating or otherwise conditioning a provider's participation in one or more provider networks, including participation in a narrow network or location within a tiered network.





03:12 PM --
Benjamin Kuppersmit, Colorado Medical Society, spoke in favor of the bill.



03:17 PM --
Amy Cardone, Colorado Medical Society, spoke in favor of the bill. She read a prepared statement from a colleague.



03:24 PM --
Sarah Orrange, Colorado Association of Health Plans, made comments on the preceding testimony and spoke neutrally about the bill.



03:27 PM



Senator Neville responded to questions from the committee and made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


BILL: HB17-1173
TIME: 03:30:10 PM
MOVED: Neville T.
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1173 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 7-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Priola
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Williams A.
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Tate
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







03:31 PM



The committee adjourned.








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