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2012 House Bill 5408: Require insurers reimburse “telemedicine” claims

Public Act 214 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Rep. Gail Haines (R) on February 16, 2012, to prohibit Blue Cross Blue Shield from denying health insurance reimbursements for covered diagnoses, care and education that is provided via “telemedicine” rather than through face-to-face contact.
    • Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on February 16, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on March 8, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on March 22, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 22, 2012.
  2. Passed 109 to 0 in the House on March 27, 2012, to prohibit Blue Cross Blue Shield from denying health insurance reimbursements for covered diagnoses, care and education that "appropriately provided" via “telemedicine” rather than through face-to-face contact. The insurer would have discretion in determining whether an example is "appropriate".
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on March 28, 2012.
    • Referred to the Senate Insurance Committee on March 28, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on April 25, 2012, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on June 5, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 25, 2012.

Comments

Re: 2012 House Bill 5408 (Require insurers reimburse “telemedicine” claims )  by isabelleelise on March 14, 2012 

It would be good if the government would stop telling businesses how to run their business.  it would make all things less expensive for the people.



2012 House Bill 5408 (Require insurers reimburse “telemedicine” claims )  by admin on March 14, 2012 
Introduced in the House on February 16, 2012

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