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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 809

 

January Session, 2015

 

LCO No. 2536

 

*02536*

Referred to Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.

SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING FACILITY FEES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That the general statutes be amended to (1) ban facility fees for health care procedures in group 1 of the Medicare ambulatory payment classifications, (2) limit facility fees to one hundred dollars, and (3) require insurers to cover facility fees as medical expenses.

Statement of Purpose:

To protect consumers from exorbitant "facility fees" by prohibiting certain facility fees, capping any allowable fees and requiring insurance coverage of such fees.