House Bill 198

Last Action 01/09/20: to Banking & Insurance (H)
Title AN ACT relating to health benefit coverage of chronic pain treatments.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statement Health Mandate
Bill Request Number 74
Sponsors C. Stevenson, L. Willner
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to establish that any health benefit plan issued or renewed in the Commonwealth that provides coverage for hospital, medical, or surgical expenses, shall include coverage for chronic pain treatments provided by a licensed professional; create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to require Medicaid and Medicaid managed care organizations to include coverage for chronic pain treatments provided by a licensed professional; amend KRS 218A.172 to require that a health care practitioner discuss and refer or prescribe alternative chronic pain treatments before initially prescribing or dispensing a controlled substance; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2021.
Index Headings of Original Version Drugs and Medicines - Alternative treatments, chronic pain
Effective Dates, Delayed - Chronic pain treatments, January 1, 2021
Health and Medical Services - Alternative treatments, chronic pain
Health and Medical Services - Chronic pain treatments, coverage
Insurance, Health - Chronic pain treatments, coverage
Physicians and Practitioners - Alternative treatments, chronic pain
Public Medical Assistance - Chronic pain treatments, coverage
Substance Abuse - Alternative treatments, chronic pain
Medicaid - Chronic pain treatments, coverage
Health Benefit Mandate - Alternative treatments, chronic pain


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