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 Bill Status of HB5590  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  HEALTH CARE BILLING EQUITY ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Mark Batinick

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/31/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
215 ILCS 5/5.5


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Health Care Billing Equity Act. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall research, accept information on, and maintain a database of any and all billing information, billing codes, and CPT codes used to bill health care plans, providers of policies of health insurance, and individual patients for health care procedures carried out in this State. Provides that, effective on January 1, 2024, any health care bill that contains any element in which the charge upon an individual who has received care billed by health care plans or providers of policies of health insurance that exceeds the bill for the same element of health care when billed to individual patients is prohibited. Provides that the Department of Insurance and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall cooperate with the Department of Public Health to further the implementation of the Act. Creates the Health Care Billing Equity Act Disciplinary Committee to study the implementation of the Act and to submit a report to the Governor and the General Assembly, no later than March 31, 2023, on ways and means to discipline health care licensees who fail to comply with the requirements of the Act. Contains other provisions. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that a company authorized to do business in this State or accredited by the State to issue policies of health insurance must disclose to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services any and all CPT codes and billing codes used by health care providers to bill insurers for health care services rendered. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/28/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mark Batinick
  1/31/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/31/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee

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