2019 REGULAR SESSION

HEALTH INSURANCE

TRACKING SHEET

UPDATED WITH MARCH 12, 2019 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

SB16

J. Adams

Establish the Kentucky Rare Disease Advisory Council

03/07/19 - delivered to Governor

SB22

R. Alvarado

Adopt the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

03/07/19 - floor amendments (1), (2) and (3-title) filed

SB24

R. Alvarado

The NCOIL model for out-of-network balance billing

01/10/19 - to Banking & Insurance (S)

SB30

R. Alvarado

Mandate insurance coverage for genetic testing related to cancer prevention

03/07/19 - delivered to Governor

SB39

S. Meredith

Requires disclosure of Medicaid MCO payment schedules to the Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committee

01/09/19 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB42

S. Meredith

Limit Medicaid MCOs to three and establish selection process

01/11/19 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB54

R. Alvarado

Omnibus changes to prior authorization of medical procedures

03/12/19 - 3rd reading, passed 97-1 with Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendment (1)

SB61

M. Wise

Allow a student of chiropractic to engage in clinical practice under the supervision of a licensed chiropractor

03/12/19 - 3rd reading, passed 100-0

SB66

J. Adams

Allow for income tax donation for colon cancer screening fund

01/10/19 - to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

SB80

D. Seum

Authorizes and regulates marijuana

01/10/19 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB76

R. Alvarado

Relates to employees that work at sheltered employers and the supports they receive from Medicaid

01/11/19 - to Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor (S)

SB78

G. Neal

Require that dental and optometric services be provided to Medicaid eligible recipients ages 21 and establish minimum requirements for dental services provided to all age groups and require coverage of nonemergency medically necessary transportation for eligible recipients

01/11/19 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB84

T. Buford

Licenses and regulates midwives

03/12/19 - floor amendment (1) withdrawn

SB86

M. McGarvey

Establish a process for out of network air ambulance claims

02/19/19 - to Banking & Insurance (S)

SB108

A. Kerr

Mandated coverage for medically necessary fertility preservation services.

02/08/19 - to Banking & Insurance (S)

SB110

S. Meredith

Amend the definition of credentialing verification organization.

03/07/19 - delivered to Governor

SB112

S. Meredith

Prohibit Medicaid copayments or cost sharing

02/08/19 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB132

P. Hornback

Expand prescriptive authority of advanced practice registered nurses.

03/01/19 - recommitted to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)

SB137

R. Girdler

Apply Workers Comp fee schedule for PIP

02/08/19 - to Banking & Insurance (S)

SB139

J. Higdon

Omnibus regulation of PBMs related to networks, claims and payments

02/25/19 - returned to Banking & Insurance (S)

SB149

S. Meredith

Allows for multiple external review claims be combined

03/07/19 - delivered to Governor

SB167

J. Adams

CHFS reorganization

03/12/19 - 3rd reading, passed 76-16

SB181

R. Mills

CHFS Housekeeping bill

03/12/19 - posted in committee

SB182

A. Kerr

CHFS reorganization

03/12/19 - received in House

SB247

S. Meredith

Require the CHFS to establish secure connections between KASPER and a prescribing or dispensing health care practitioner�s electronic health recordkeeping system.

02/19/19 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SENATE RESOLUTIONS

SCr5

R. Alvarado

Direct a study of community paramedicine pilot programs in Kentucky and emergency medical services reimbursement concerns related to non-transport patients.

01/08/19 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SCr6

R. Alvarado

Urge all private health insurance providers doing business in Kentucky to study the potential impacts of implementing programs similar to the Kentucky Employees` Health Plan`s Diabetes Value Benefit plan and Diabetes Prevention Program and to implement similar programs if the results of their studies indicate a likelihood of cost savings or improved client health outcomes.

01/08/19 - to Banking & Insurance (S)

SJr7

R. Alvarado

Direct the Department for Medicaid Services to study the potential impacts of implementing programs similar to the Kentucky Employee Health Plan`s Diabetes Value Benefit plan and Diabetes Prevention Program for Medicaid beneficiaries in the Commonwealth; direct the department to submit a written report of its findings to the IJC on Health and Welfare and Family Services.

03/07/19 - delivered to Governor

HOUSE BILLS

HB3

D. Osborne

Medicaid and Public Assistance reforms, including drug testing

02/26/19 - posted in committee

HB64

D. Bentley

Permit pharmacists to dispense a prescription refill without authorization by the prescribing practitioner in emergency situations

03/12/19 - passed over and retained in the Consent Orders of the Day

HB86

R. Rothenburger

Require ground ambulance service providers to pay a Medicaid ambulance service provider assessment

01/10/19 - to Health and Family Services (H)

HB87

D. Elliott

Mandated health insurance benefit for infertility treatment coverage.

01/10/19 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB93

D. Elliott

Provide additional license renewal requirements for physician assistants with controlled substances prescriptive authority

02/26/19 - posted in committee

HB106

R. Rothenburger

Omnibus changes to emergency medical services

03/12/19 - passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day

HB121

K. Moser

Prohibit insurers and MCOs from setting requirements or using certain utilization reviews for certain prescription drugs used to treat opioid use disorde

02/14/19 - to Banking & Insurance (S)

HB136

D. St. Onge

Authorization and regulation of medical marijuana

03/12/19 - floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute

HB138

J. Sims Jr

Dealing with surprise billing by out of network providers

01/10/19 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB142

J. Sims Jr

Require vision exams for kids in K and 6th grades

01/11/19 - to Health and Family Services (H)

HB151

J. Fischer

Makes several amendments to insurance fraud statutes

03/12/19 - passed over and retained in the Consent Orders of the Day

HB156

D. Lewis

Exempt certain employees of insurers from the licensure requirement for insurance adjusters

03/11/19 - signed by Governor

HB210

J. Carney

Require employees in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Office of Inspector General, to sign a Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality Statement

02/06/19 - to Health and Family Services (H)

HB218

S. Sheldon

Allow a person or pharmacy located outside this Commonwealth to sell or distribute dialysate drugs or devices necessary to perform home peritoneal kidney dialysis to patients with end-stage renal disease

03/12/19 - passed over and retained in the Consent Orders of the Day

HB219

D. Lewis

Require that a burial reserve of up to $10,000 be excluded from consideration as a resource or asset in determining a Medicaid applicant`s or recipient`s eligibility for Medicaid

02/08/19 - posted in committee

HB220

D. Lewis

Makes various amendments to statutes relating to the supervision of insurance companies, DOI accreditation related bill

03/12/19 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar

HB224

K. Moser

Requires durable medical equipment be covered and reimbursed under Medicaid.

03/06/19 - reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules

HB231

J. Raymond

Require Medicaid to cover dentures for all Medicaid recipients

02/06/19 - to Health and Family Services (H)

HB275

B. Rowland

Amends various insurance statutes related to agent licensing, FAIR Plan governance, and captive insurer arbitration agreement

03/12/19 - passed over and retained in the Consent Orders of the Day

HB284

B. Rowland

Shell bill relating to insurance

02/11/19 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB305

J. Carney

Allow a student of chiropractic to engage in clinical practice under the supervision of a licensed chiropractor

02/15/19 - posted in committee

HB308

J. Graviss

Regulation of licensed certified professional midwives.

02/12/19 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs (H)

HB310

C. Harris

Create the "Medication-Assisted Treatment Program Licensing Act

02/12/19 - to Health and Family Services (H)

HB320

J. Carney

Establish hospital rate improvement programs that require hospitals to pay an assessment into a fund to be used as state matching dollars for federal Medicaid funds

03/12/19 - posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute (1)

HB342

S. Sheldon

Require that all prescriptions for controlled substances be submitted electronically except for certain conditions

03/12/19 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)

HB361

A. Gentry

Require health benefit plans to provide coverage for prosthetic and orthotic devices

02/14/19 - to Health and Family Services (H)

HB374

D. Bentley

Prohibit insurers from prohibiting financial assistance for prescription drugs received by an insured from applying toward any cost sharing owed by the insured

02/15/19 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB382

J. Fischer

Update Kentucky law to NAIC Guaranty Fund Model Act

03/12/19 - reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules as a consent bill

HB386

B. Rowland

Regulatory sandbox proposal for Insuretech

03/12/19 - reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1) as a consent bill

HB394

B. Rowland

Relating to pharmacy reimbursement practices.

03/06/19 - returned to Banking & Insurance (S)

HB396

A. Bowling

Conform association health plan statutes to match Federal law

03/12/19 - posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute (1)

HB424

C. Stevenson

Mandated health benefit plan and MCO coverage of chronic pain treatments.

02/20/19 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB429

C. McCoy

Require plaintiffs in medical malpractice actions to file a certificate of merit; repeal the 2017 Medical Review Panel Act.

03/12/19 - reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules as a consent bill

HB440

K. Moser

Add requirements for the Collaborative Agreement for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse`s Prescriptive Authority for Controlled Substances

02/22/19 - reassigned to Health and Family Services (H)

HB449

R. Goforth

Places limitations on the use of prior authorizations

02/20/19 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB461

N. Kulkarni

Require Medicaid provide dental and optometric services

02/21/19 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB470

C. McCoy

Various changes to combat controlled substance abuse

03/12/19 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar

HB502

D. Bentley

Related to transparency of prescription drugs related to diabetes

02/21/19 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB506

K. Moser

Require CHFS to establish secure connections between KASPER and a prescribing or dispensing health care practitioner�s electronic health recordkeeping system.

02/21/19 - to Health and Family Services (H)

HB512

C. Booker

Relating to the safe disposal of prescription medications.

02/21/19 - to Health and Family Services (H)

HB513

N. Tate

Omnibus reforms to substance use disorder treatment and recovery services and programs.

03/12/19 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar

HOUSE RESOLUTIONS

HCr121

K. Moser

Create the Medicinal Marijuana Task Force to study and make recommendations related to the medicinal use of marijuana in the Commonwealth; outline task force membership; require the task force to meet at least bimonthly during the 2019 Interim and to submit findings and recommendations to the Legislative Research Commission by December 1, 2019.

03/04/19 - floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute