Amends GS 58-50-290 to prohibit an agreement between an insurer or an entity that writes stand alone vision insurance and an optometrist for providing vision services on a preferred or in-network basis to plan members in connection with coverage under a stand-alone vision plan, but not in connection with coverage under a medical or health insurance plan, from requiring that an optometrist provide services and materials at a fee limited or set by the plan or insurer, unless the services are reimbursed as covered under the contract. Defines "materials"for the purposes of the statute. Applies to contracts entered into, amended, or renewed on or after October 1, 2013.
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A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROHIBIT INSURERS AND HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS FROM LIMITING OR FIXING THE FEE AN OPTOMETRIST MAY CHARGE PATIENTS FOR SERVICES UNLESS THE SERVICES ARE COVERED BY REIMBURSEMENT UNDER THE PLAN OR INSURER CONTRACT WITH THE OPTOMETRIST.Intro. by Hartsell, Wade.
Status: Ref To Com On Insurance (Senate Action) (Apr 3 2013)
Bill S 644 (2013-2014)Summary date: Apr 3 2013 - More information