AN ACT CONCERNING UTILIZATION REVIEW AND HEALTH CARE CONTRACTS, HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR NEWBORNS AND STEP THERAPY.
To: (1) Establish a utilization review exemption standard for certain participating providers; (2) require that each health carrier process utilization review requests more efficiently; (3) require that each health carrier develop an electronic prior authorization process; (4) extend the time period within which an insured shall provide notice of the birth of a newborn and pay any required premium or subscription fee to continue the newborn's coverage beyond such period; (5) prohibit health carriers from requiring the use of step therapy for drugs prescribed to treat behavioral health conditions or chronic, disabling or life-threatening conditions or diseases; and (6) to prohibit health carriers from requiring utilization review of a health care service or prescription drug after it has been certified through utilization review.
Introduced by:Insurance and Real Estate Committee
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|3/15/2023||(LCO)||Filed with Legislative Commissioners' Office|
|3/3/2023||Public Hearing 03/09|
|3/1/2023||Referred to Joint Committee on Insurance and Real Estate|
|2/28/2023||Drafted by Committee|
|1/31/2023||(INS)||Vote to Draft|
|1/4/2023||Referred to Joint Committee on Insurance and Real Estate|
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