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General Assembly

Amendment

 

January Session, 2013

LCO No. 6915

   
 

*SB0099206915SDO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. GERRATANA, 6th Dist.

REP. JOHNSON, 49th Dist.

 

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 992

File No. 539

Cal. No. 397

"AN ACT CONCERNING VARIOUS REVISIONS TO THE OFFICE OF HEALTH CARE ACCESS STATUTES. "

In line 29, after "time to time" insert the following: ", provided such copy and data submitted pursuant to this subsection shall not include: (A) Individual patient information, including, but not limited to, patient-identifiable information; (B) information that is not owned or controlled by such hospital; (C) information that such hospital is contractually required to keep confidential or that is prohibited from disclosure by a data use agreement; or (D) information concerning research on human subjects as described in section 45 CFR 46.101 et seq., as amended from time to time"

Strike lines 51 to 67, inclusive, in their entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"Sec. 3. Section 19a-681 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) For purposes of this section: (1) "Detailed patient bill" means a patient billing statement that includes, in each line item, the hospital's current pricemaster code, a description of the charge and the billed amount; and (2) "pricemaster" means a detailed schedule of hospital charges.

(b) Each hospital shall file with the office its current pricemaster which shall include each charge in its detailed schedule of charges.

[(b)] (c) Upon the request of the Department of Public Health or a patient, a hospital shall provide to the department or the patient a detailed patient bill. If the billing detail by line item on a detailed patient bill does not agree with the detailed schedule of charges on file with the office for the date of service specified on the bill, the hospital shall be subject to a civil penalty of five hundred dollars per occurrence payable to the state not later than fourteen days after the date of notification. The penalty shall be imposed in accordance with section 19a-653, as amended by this act. The office may issue an order requiring such hospital, not later than fourteen days after the date of notification of an overcharge to a patient, to adjust the bill to be consistent with the detailed schedule of charges on file with the office for the date of service specified on the detailed patient bill. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 3

October 1, 2013

19a-681