2020 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Bagby
HB 1494 & HB 1251 - Surprise Billing

Item 477 #20h

Item 477 #20h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations FY2021 $250,000 FY2022 $250,000 GF

Page 456, line 4, strike "$28,709,584" and insert "$28,959,584".
Page 456, line 4, strike "$70,911,098" and insert "$71,161,098".

Page 463, after line 21, insert:

"U. Out of the amounts included in this item, amounts estimated at $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to address the potential impact on the state employee health insurance plan from the enactment of House Bills 1494 and 1251 which establish a reimbursement methodology for the provision of out-of-network emergency room care."


(This amendment provides funding pursuant to the passage of House Bill 1494 and 1251 which addresses the issue of surprise billing for emergency care. The $250,000 annual estimate is a placeholder until a detailed estimate is finalized.)