SB 5 – Health Provider Contracts
Authored by Sen Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso)
Prohibits health provider contracts from including provisions that prohibit providers from disclosing health care service claims data to employers providing the coverage. States that a violation by the issuer by including a contrary provision in a health care provider contract is an unfair or deceptive act or practice in the business of insurance.
Chamber position: Support
The latest: The bill was heard in the House Public Health Committee but was held and no vote was taken.
Indiana Chamber action/commentary: The Indiana Chamber and the Indiana Hospital Association supported the bill. We believe employers having access to claims data is important to decision-making processes. Another benefit: This will promote much desired price and quality transparency for purchasers of health care.
Resource: Mike Ripley at (317) 264-6883 or email: [email protected]