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SB 154 – Kentucky

Status: Inactive / Dead
Year Introduced: 2018
Link: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/18RS/SB154.htm

AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH CARE TRANSPARENCY: require, for all health benefit plans, insurers to develop and implement an incentive program for covered persons who elect to receive a comparable health care service; require insurers to establish an interactive mechanism on a publicly accessible Web site that enables covered persons to obtain information about amounts paid for health care services by their insurer and a good-faith estimate of out-of-pocket costs for a nonemergency health care service; require health benefit plans to provide coverage for certain nonemergency services provided by a nonparticipating provider at prices that are the same or less than the average allowed amount for participating providers; require contracts with participating providers to include a clause requiring the provider to provide sufficient information to covered persons for the person to receive a good-faith estimate pursuant to the Act; require nonparticipating providers to disclose the price of nonemergency health care services to covered persons; require health care providers to post notice to patients of their rights under this Act and to disclose prices charged for the most common health care services.


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