BR 213 2010

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House Bill 41 (or BR 213 2010) was prefiled on November 4, 2009 and introduced on January 5, 2010 by Representative Larry Clark for the 2010 General Assembly.

It is an act relating to continuity of health care.

BR 213 proposes to amend KRS 304.17A-500 to define "acute-care hospital" for health insurance purposes; amend KRS 304.17A-527 to require that an agreement between a managed care plan and an acute-care hospital shall include provisions for a term of not less than 3 years, a 6-month notice to the plan and the executive director of the department of insurance by the acute-care hospital prior to termination or nonrenewal, procedures to ensure continuity of care for covered persons not less than 30 days prior to termination, no less than 20 days notice prior to termination by the managed care plan to the covered person of the procedures to follow for continuity of care including an expedited internal appeal process and an expedited external appeal if necessary, and a provision requiring mediation or binding arbitration between the managed care plan and the acute-care hospital for any dispute regarding a covered person's access to continuity of care in the event of termination or nonrenewal of the provider agreement; amend KRS 304.17B-001 to confirm.[1]



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