HB 959 (2020) -  Medical Billing

by Duggan and Buchanan (CO-SPONSORS) Robinson, W.; Rodriguez, A. M.
Provides personal property exemptions from legal process for medical debts; requires licensed facility to provide cost estimate to patient or prospective patient under certain conditions; prohibits facility from charging amount exceeding cost estimate by set threshold; requires facility to provide patient written explanation of excess charges; requires facility to establish internal grievance process to allow patients to dispute charges; prohibits facility from engaging in certain collection activities.
Effective Date: July 1, 2020
Last Event: 03/14/20 S Died in Health Policy on Saturday, March 14, 2020 12:00 AM

Referred Committees and Committee Actions

Senate Referrals

  • Health Policy
  • Judiciary
  • Rules

Related Bills

Vote History

Chamber Date Yeas Nays Action Action 2 Vote Detail Barcode
Chamber: House Date: 02/20/2020 06:20 PM   Yeas: 116 Nays: 1 Action: Action 2: Passage Vote Detail: Vote [Seq# 471] Barcode:

Bill History

Event Time Member Committee Ver.
Event: S Died in Health Policy Time: 03/14/2020 - 12:00 AM Member: Committee: Health Policy Version: __
Event: S Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration Time: 03/14/2020 - 12:00 AM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: S Received -SJ 366 Time: 03/02/2020 - 3:48 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: S Referred to Health Policy; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 366 Time: 02/27/2020 - 4:41 PM Member: Committee: Health Policy Version: __
Event: H Message sent to senate Time: 02/26/2020 - 5:08 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: S In Messages Time: 02/26/2020 - 4:39 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Passed; YEAS 116, NAYS 1 Time: 02/20/2020 - 6:20 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Read 3rd time Time: 02/20/2020 - 6:19 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Added to Third Reading Calendar Time: 02/19/2020 - 6:24 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Placed on 3rd reading Time: 02/19/2020 - 6:10 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Read 2nd time Time: 02/19/2020 - 6:10 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Bill added to Special Order Calendar (2/19/2020) Time: 02/13/2020 - 4:07 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Added to Second Reading Calendar Time: 02/06/2020 - 3:42 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Bill released to House Calendar Time: 02/06/2020 - 3:42 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Reported out of Health & Human Services Committee Time: 02/06/2020 - 3:42 PM Member: Committee: Health & Human Services Committee Version: __
Event: H Favorable by Health & Human Services Committee Time: 02/06/2020 - 3:23 PM Member: Committee: Health & Human Services Committee Version: __
Event: H Added to Health & Human Services Committee agenda Time: 02/04/2020 - 4:03 PM Member: Committee: Health & Human Services Committee Version: __
Event: H Now in Health & Human Services Committee Time: 01/28/2020 - 7:42 PM Member: Committee: Health & Human Services Committee Version: __
Event: H Reported out of Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee Time: 01/28/2020 - 7:42 PM Member: Committee: Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Favorable by Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee Time: 01/28/2020 - 5:13 PM Member: Committee: Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Added to Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee agenda Time: 01/24/2020 - 4:10 PM Member: Committee: Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Now in Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee Time: 01/21/2020 - 6:44 PM Member: Committee: Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Reported out of Health Market Reform Subcommittee Time: 01/21/2020 - 6:44 PM Member: Committee: Health Market Reform Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Favorable by Health Market Reform Subcommittee Time: 01/21/2020 - 6:40 PM Member: Committee: Health Market Reform Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Added to Health Market Reform Subcommittee agenda Time: 01/16/2020 - 4:18 PM Member: Committee: Health Market Reform Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H 1st Reading Time: 01/14/2020 - 11:19 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Now in Health Market Reform Subcommittee Time: 01/03/2020 - 1:08 PM Member: Committee: Health Market Reform Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Health & Human Services Committee Time: 01/03/2020 - 1:08 PM Member: Committee: Health & Human Services Committee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee Time: 01/03/2020 - 1:08 PM Member: Committee: Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Health Market Reform Subcommittee Time: 01/03/2020 - 1:08 PM Member: Committee: Health Market Reform Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Filed Time: 12/16/2019 - 8:27 AM Member: Duggan Committee: Version: __

Statutes Referenced by this Bill

Statute Other Bill Citations
222.26 SB 1664
395.301 SB 1664
395.3011 SB 1664