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Relating to physician and health care provider directories for certain health benefit plans.
Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB 2630, As
Introduced: an impact of $0 through the biennium ending August 31, 2021.
HB 2630 would require a directory maintained by certain health benefit plan issuers to include any physician or health care provider specialty, and require the directory to be electronically searchable by specialty. Health benefit plan issuers would be required to update their directories to conform with the specific requirements of the bill's provisions no later than January 1, 2020.
Texas Action remains neutral on HB 2630 because it does not affect our liberty principles. However, we recognize that this bill would increase transparency and seek to prevent surprise billing without creating an undue burden on health benefit plan issuers, which we encourage.