2018 REGULAR SESSION

HEALTH INSURANCE

TRACKING SHEET

UPDATED WITH APRIL 15, 2018 ACTIONS 

(You can access a summary & text of the bill by clicking on the Bill Number)

 

Bill Number

Bill Sponsor

Summary

Last Action

SENATE BILLS

SB 5/FN

M. Wise

Carve out for pharmacy benefits in the Medicaid program

Apr 13, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 157)

SB 6/FN

A. Kerr

Safe disposal of controlled substances.

Apr 11, 2018 - became law without Governor`s Signature (Acts, ch. 108)

SB 20

R. Alvarado

Medical malpractice reforms related to requiring an affadavit of merit and to prohibit the introduction of expressions of sympathy into evidence

Mar 09, 2018 - posted in committee

SB 29/LM

S. Meredith

Imposes a healthcare reimbursement assessment on cigarettes and other tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and distributes those to smoke free localities

Jan 03, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

SB 49

R. Alvarado

Relating to privilege and confidentiality for peer review activities in health care.

Jan 04, 2018 - to Judiciary (S)

SB 52/FN

R. Alvarado

Creates a physician voluntary preceptor income tax credit.

Jan 04, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

SB 53

S. Meredith

Limits MCOs to 2 and requires higher reimbursement rates for rural providers

Jan 04, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB 79/HM

R. Alvarado

Relates to surprise billing and requires insurers to pay billed charges and prohibits balanced billing

Jan 16, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (S)

SB 89

P. Hornback

Prescriptive authority of advanced practice registered nurses.

Jan 18, 2018 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)

SB 94

W. Westerfield

Permit an employer of a practitioner, pharmacist, or other person authorized to prescribe, administer, or dispense controlled substances to request data from KASPER

Jan 22, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB 95/FN/HM

A. Kerr

Mandated health coverage for medically necessary fertility preservation services for certain cancer patients

Mar 27, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules

SB 96

A. Kerr

CHFS housekeeping bill

Apr 10, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 112)

SB 108

A. Kerr

Update the definition of health care coverage as it relates to child support enforcement procedures to comply with changes in federal law

Apr 02, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 68)

SB 112

R. Alvarado

Omnibus changes to telehealth regulation, including mandated coverage and reimbursements

Apr 14, 2018 - 3rd reading, passed 65-20; received in Senate; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; delivered to Governor

SB 118/LM

S. West

Regulation of medical cannabis.

Feb 02, 2018 - to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)

SB 121

R. Girdler

Require workers comp fee schedule reimbursement for PIP claims

Mar 13, 2018 - posted in committee

SB 132

J. Adams

Reorganization of KY Access and KY Health Benefit Exchange

Apr 10, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 114)

SB 143/HM

R. Alvarado

Omnibus changes to insurer prior authorization procedures

Feb 14, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (S)

SB 153

R. Alvarado

Enter KY into the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact.

Feb 16, 2018 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)

SB 154

R. Alvarado

Right to Shop health care transparency.

Mar 29, 2018 - 3rd reading, passed 25-11 with Committee Substitute & floor amendment (1); received in House

SB 163/FN

R. Alvarado

Medicaid shall directly administer all early periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment benefits for all Medicaid members

Feb 20, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB 190/LM

M. McGarvey

Statewide fairness act

Feb 22, 2018 - to Judiciary (S)

SB 192

R. Alvarado

Shell bill relating to health.

Feb 23, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB 193

R. Alvarado

Shell bill relating to health.

Feb 23, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB 218

J. Higdon

Shell bill relating to health and welfare.

Feb 28, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB 220

W. Schroder

Shell bill relating to insurance.

Mar 01, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (S)

SB 235/HM

T. Buford

Relating to surprise billing for health insurance

Mar 05, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (S)

SB 236/HM

R. Girdler

Relating to surprise billing for health insurance

Mar 05, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (S)

SB 248

M. McGarvey

Relating to the security of personal information, security freezes, and security breaches

Mar 05, 2018 - to Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor (S)

SB 250

J. Adams

Establish that all pregnant women be tested for hepatitis C

Apr 10, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 125)

SB 251

J. Adams

Direct CHFS to establish a task force for Kentuckians who are medically complex and have neurological behavioral disorders

Mar 05, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB 259

R. Alvarado

Allows multiple independent external review claims.

Mar 05, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB 260

R. Alvarado

Strengthens the controlled substances collaborative agreement between physicians and advanced practice registered nurses.

Mar 05, 2018 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)

SB 261

S. Humphries

Health insurer coverage of emergency air ambulance services

Mar 05, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (S)

SB 262

D. Carroll

Clarify definition of personally identifiable information.

Mar 05, 2018 - to Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor (S)

SENATE RESOLUTIONS

SR 95

J. Adams

Recognize the chiropractic profession as the first line of treatment in an effort to serve the citizens of the Commonwealth in a manner that deters the use of opioids.

Feb 02, 2018 - adopted by voice vote

SCR 106

D. Parrett

Urge Congress and the President of the United States to enact a long-term reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Jan 22, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

SR 160

D. Seum

Confirm the appointment of Nancy Grosser Atkins as commissioner of the Department of Insurance, Public Protection Cabinet.

Feb 09, 2018 - passed 36-0

SCR 171

M. Wise

Establish the Childhood Cancer Caucus within the Kentucky General Assembly.

Mar 20, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 17)

SCR 176

R. Alvarado

Urge the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Medicaid Services to continue to improve the provision of colorectal cancer screening services to Kentucky Medicaid recipients, which should include achieving an 80 percent colorectal cancer screening rate for certain Kentucky Medicaid recipients and holding Medicaid managed-care organizations accountable for achieving this goal; urge the DMS to ensure that all colorectal cancer screening services criteria for Medicaid managed care plans align, at a minimum, with the United States Preventative Services Task Force guidelines for reducing mortality from colorectal cancer.

Apr 10, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 119)

HOUSE BILLS

HB 4

A. Wuchner

Provides for the privileging of peer review activities in health care.

Mar 09, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 11)

HB 6/FN

J. Blanton

Establish a new tax credit against the taxes imposed on insurance companies and financial institutions for contributions made by them into rural growth funds

Apr 13, 2018 - floor amendments (9-title) and (10) filed, (11) filed to Committee Substitute

HB 12

S. Riley

Omnibus changes to telehealth regulation, including reimbursement mandates

Feb 06, 2018 - posted in committee

HB 69

K. Fleming

Amends credentialing and medical necessity determinations by managed care networks

Apr 04, 2018 - became law without Governor`s Signature (Acts, ch. 106)

HB 85

S. Wells

Would eliminate certificate of need for health care licensure

Jan 04, 2018 - to Health and Family Services (H)

HB 124

A. Wuchner

Requires enhanced evidence based standards and criteria for substance use disorder treatment and recovery services

Apr 02, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 61)

HB 135/HM

J. Greer

Regulation of air ambulance benefits under health insurance policies

Jan 08, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB 165/FN

R. Nelson

Establish the Kentucky Rare Disease Advisory Council

Jan 11, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB 176

R. Rothenburger

Require ambulance providers to post fee schedules and provide them to beneficiaries

Apr 02, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 79)

HB 188

R. Meeks

Require various consumer protections in the event of a security breach including free credit monitoring and credit freezes

Jan 17, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB 191

J. Gooch Jr.

Make changes to various eye care statutes, including changes to online assessments for contacts or glasses

Mar 30, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 44)

HB 213

D. Bentley

Allow KASPER data-sharing agreements

Mar 28, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 30)

HB 216/LM

J. Petrie

Include procurement selection committees established under KRS Chapters 45A and 56 as exceptions to the open meeting requirements

Mar 19, 2018 - taken from the Regular Orders of the Day; recommitted to State Government (H)

HB 218/HM

B. Rowland

Expand health insurance coverage for autism benefits.

Apr 02, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 86)

HB 228

D. Elliott

Permit physician assistants to prescribe controlled substances

Jan 24, 2018 - to Health and Family Services (H)

HB 231

J. Fischer

Require pharmacies to collect data on persons picking up controlled substance prescriptions and report to CHFS

Jan 30, 2018 - posted in committee

HB 246

D. Bentley

Establish a pilot program to create a community pharmacy care delivery model for medication-assisted therapy for treatment of substance abuse.

Apr 10, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 133)

HB 249

C. Harris

Mandated health insurance coverage for hormonal contraceptives.

Jan 29, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB 258

J. Wayne

Restricts access to conversion therapy including payment

Jan 29, 2018 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs (H)

HB 279

R. Rothenburger

Omnibus changes to emergency medical services regulation

Feb 21, 2018 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)

HB 289

R. Webber

Relating to disproportionate share hospital payments

Apr 02, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 76)

HB 323/CI

S. Riggs

Makes changes to insurance fraud

Apr 14, 2018 - enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor

HB 337/CI/FN/LM

J. Kay

Impose a tax of one dollar per dose on opioids distributed

Feb 12, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB 345

B. Rowland

Add disability insurance to surplus lines

Apr 14, 2018 - taken from Appropriations & Revenue (S); to Senate Floor; placed in the Consent Orders of the Day for Saturday, April 14, 2018; 3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute (1); received in House; to Rules (H); taken from Rules; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute (1); House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute (1); passed 83-2; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; delivered to Governor

HB 363

R. Huff

Requires state agencies to share information to assist in Medicaid eligibility

Apr 10, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 141)

HB 364/FN

A. Wuchner

Establish that all pregnant women be tested for hepatitis C

Feb 27, 2018 - floor amendment (1) filed

HB 395

M. Hart

Relating to health plan coverage of emergency air ambulance coverage.

Feb 22, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB 398

M. Prunty

Relating to physical therapist licensure background checks

Apr 02, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 97)

HB 402/LM

J. Greer

Provide a schedule for distribution of refunds for overpaid local government insurance premiums tax to insurance companies

Apr 14, 2018 - 3rd reading, passed 38-0; floor amendment (1-title) and (2) filed; received in House; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor

HB 427

A. Wuchner

Nurses prescribing clean up legislation

Apr 14, 2018 - House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute (1); passed 86-0; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor

HB 444

R. Benvenuti III

CHFS bill making various changes to CON and healthcare licensure

Apr 10, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 143)

HB 445

R. Webber

Prescriptive authority of advanced practice registered nurses.

Mar 16, 2018 - taken from Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs (H); 1st reading; returned to Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs (H)

HB 463

M. Meredith

Health plan and PBM reimbursement of pharmacy benefits.

Apr 10, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 144)

HB 464

J. Gooch Jr.

DOI accreditation bill dealing with credit for reinsurance.

Apr 14, 2018 - enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor

HB 481

B. Rowland

Shell bill relating to insurance.

Feb 28, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB 482

B. Rowland

Shell bill relating to insurance.

Feb 28, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB 484

J. Greer

Shell bill relating to insurance.

Feb 28, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB 485

J. Greer

Shell bill relating to insurance.

Feb 28, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB 493

D. Elliott

Require health plan coverage for infertility treatment

Feb 28, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB 497

D. Elliott

Include physician assistants in the definition of "qualified mental health professional."

Apr 13, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 165)

HB 506

M. Prunty

Prompt payment of insurance claims for reimbursement of health care services.

Feb 28, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB 509

R. Benvenuti III

Allow a person or pharmacy located outside this Commonwealth to sell or distribute drugs or devices necessary to perform home kidney dialysis

Mar 06, 2018 - posted in committee

HB 576/HM

S. Overly

Prohibit an insurer from denying coverage for emergency services in a concurrent or retrospective review based on the final diagnosis of the insured

Mar 01, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB 582/HM

K. Moser

Prohibit insurers from reducing a negotiated rate for E

Mar 01, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HOUSE RESOLUTIONS

HR 91

A. Wuchner

Recognize the chiropractic profession as a line of treatment in an effort to serve the citizens of the Commonwealth in a manner that deters the use of opioids.

Jan 30, 2018 - posted in committee

HR 101

M. Cantrell

Encourage the United States Congress to pass legislation that permits the United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies for fair and reasonable prices on prescription drugs

Jan 25, 2018 - to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)

HR 153

A. Wuchner

Adjourn the House of Representatives in honor and celebration of the conservative treatment efforts of Kentucky chiropractors and their importance to the health care delivery system in the Commonwealth.

Feb 16, 2018 - adopted by voice vote

HCR 165

W. Stone

Establish the Childhood Cancer Caucus within the Kentucky General Assembly.

Feb 16, 2018 - to State Government (H)

HR 222

S. Riggs

Urge the American Law Institute to materially change the proposed Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance, and if meaningful change is not made prior to final approval of the Restatement, that the Restatement not be afforded recognition by courts as an authoritative reference.

Mar 27, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules; taken from Rules; placed in the Orders of the Day; 3rd reading, passed 90-0

HCR 226

D. Mayfield

Create the Diabetes Medical Emergency Response Task Force to study and develop recommendations to address the emergent medical needs of individuals diagnosed with diabetes; outline task force membership; require the task force to meet at least bimonthly during the 2018 Interim and to submit findings, recommendations, and any proposed legislation to the Legislative Research Commission by December 1, 2018.

Apr 10, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 132)