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 Bill Status of SB0070  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  NETWORK ADEQUACY TRANSPARENCY

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Linda Holmes - Sue Rezin - Bill Cunningham - Michael Connelly - Melinda Bush, Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Donne E. Trotter, Patricia Van Pelt and Wm. Sam McCann

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/5/2017SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Network Adequacy and Transparency Act. Provides that administrators and insurers, prior to going to market, must file with the Department of Insurance for review and approval a description of the services to be offered through a network plan, with certain criteria included in the description. Provides that the network plan shall demonstrate to the Department, prior to approval, a minimum ratio of full-time equivalent providers to plan beneficiaries and maximum travel and distance standards for plan beneficiaries, which shall be established annually by the Department based upon specified sources. Provides that the Department shall conduct quarterly audits of network plans to verify compliance with network adequacy standards. Establishes certain notice requirements. Provides that a network plan shall provide for continuity of care for its beneficiaries under certain circumstances and according to certain requirements. Provides that a network plan shall post electronically a current and accurate provider directory and make available in print, upon request, a provider directory subject to certain specifications. Provides that the Department is granted specific authority to issue a cease and desist order against, fine, or otherwise penalize any insurer or administrator for violations of any provision of the Act. Makes other changes. Effective January 1, 2018.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
  1/11/2017SenateFirst Reading
  1/11/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/17/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Sue Rezin
  1/24/2017SenateAssigned to Insurance
  2/7/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
  2/9/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
  2/15/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Connelly
  2/23/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  3/17/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
  4/6/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  4/7/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  4/7/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 5, 2017
  4/14/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Wm. Sam McCann
  5/5/2017SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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