Senate Bill 154

Last Action to Banking & Insurance (S)
Title AN ACT relating to health benefit plan coverage for acquired brain injuries.
Bill Documents Bill
Impact Statements Health Mandate
Bill Request Number 1626
Sponsor D. Harper Angel
Summary of Original Version Create new sections of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to require insurers issuing large group health benefit plans in the state to provide specified coverage for acquired brain injuries; prohibit a lifetime limit on benefits; subject coverage to deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance for treatment, include periodic reevaluation coverage; require an expedited utilization review or an internal appeal based on an allegation of medical necessity for individuals with an acquired brain injury; Prohibit denial of coverage for services provided at a skilled nursing facility for treatment for an acquired brain injury; require the executive director of the Office of Insurance to promulgate administrative regulations in consultation with the Kentucky Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund Board to implement the new sections, including training requirements and notice requirements which shall be promulgated; require adequate training for an insurer's personnel responsible for preauthorization of coverage or utilization review to prevent denial of coverage and avoid confusion of medical benefits with mental health benefits; require an annual notification by the plan to an employee of the covered benefits, including a statement, that hospitalization is not required for treatment of an acquired brain injury, and that treatment may be provided by a hospital or skilled nursing facility.
Index Headings of Original Version Insurance - Health benefit, mandate coverage for acquired brain injuries
Health and Medical Services - Health benefit, mandate coverage for acquired brain injuries
Insurance, Health - Benefit mandate, coverage for acquired brain injuries
Health Benefit Mandate - Benefit mandate, coverage for acquired brain injuries


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