HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2016

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Representative Della Au Belatti, Chair

Representative Richard P. Creagan, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Beth Fukumoto Chang

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

Rep. Dee Morikawa

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, February 08, 2016

TIME:

1:45 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2539

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Facilitates the establishment of health savings accounts in Hawaii.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2220

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Requires health insurance coverage for lifestyle and nutrition programs intended to treat various conditions.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2740

Status

RELATING TO LIABILITY.

Prohibits health insurance preauthorization requirements that cause undue delay in receipt of medical treatment or services. Specifies that insurers, but not health care providers, are liable for civil damages caused by undue delays for preauthorization.

 

HLT, CPC, JUD

HB 1707

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Requires the insurance commissioner and health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to make public disclosure of rate filings information prior to a rate increase. Requires health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to disclose aggregated claims data to group purchasers upon request.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2482

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Requires managed care plans to provide claims data at no charge to a large group purchaser if the large group purchaser requests the information and meets certain requirements.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 1952

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Establishes a dispute resolution process by which a dispute for a bill for emergency services or a surprise bill may be resolved. Specifies disclosure requirements for health care professionals and health care facilities, including estimated costs for health care services and information on participating provider networks. Specifies that an insured shall not be liable to a health care provider for any sums owed by an insurer. Specifies that an insurer who receives emergency services from a nonparticipating provider shall not incur greater out-of-pocket costs for the emergency services than the insured would have incurred with a participating provider. Specifies additional disclosure requirements for health insurance plans, including payment methodologies and updated participating provider directories. Requires health insurance plans to provide at least one option for coverage for at least eighty per cent of the usual and customary cost of each out-of-network health care service in inadequate network situations.

 

HLT, CPC/JUD, FIN

HB 2481

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Broadens the scope of health and health care data and other information submitted to SHPDA.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 15 copies (including an original) to Room 331 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-9608 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For testimony less than 10MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-9425 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Representative Della Au Belatti

Chair