Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3040Ratification Number: 326Act Number: 295Primary Sponsor: WhipperType of Legislation: GBSubject: Health care provider, notification for filing claimsDate Bill Passed both Bodies: Mar 11, 1992Computer Document Number: 3040Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: Mar 26, 1992Introduced Date: Jan 08, 1991Date of Last Amendment: Jan 29, 1991Last History Body: ------Last History Date: Mar 26, 1992Last History Type: Act No. 295Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: WhipperType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 3040 ------ Mar 26, 1992 Act No. 295 3040 ------ Mar 26, 1992 Signed by Governor 3040 ------ Mar 25, 1992 Ratified R 326 3040 Senate Mar 11, 1992 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 3040 Senate Mar 10, 1992 Read second time, notice of general amendments 3040 Senate Mar 05, 1992 Recalled from Committee 02 3040 Senate Feb 05, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 02 referred to Committee 3040 House Jan 30, 1991 Read third time, sent to Senate 3040 House Jan 29, 1991 Amended, read second time 3040 House Jan 23, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 27 with amendment 3040 House Jan 08, 1991 Introduced and read first 27 time, referred to Committee 3040 House Dec 12, 1990 Prefiled, referred to 27 CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A295, R326, H3040)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-71-230 SO AS TO REQUIRE LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO PROVIDE WRITTEN NOTIFICATION OF THEIR POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR FILING CLAIMS, REQUIRE CERTAIN ORGANIZATIONS PROVIDING HEALTH CARE TO ACCEPT STANDARDIZED CLAIM FORMS, PROVIDE THAT A DEBTOR MUST BE GIVEN TWENTY DAYS' NOTICE, BY MAIL, OF A PROVIDER OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES' INTENTIONS OF SUBMITTING A DEBT TO A CREDIT BUREAU OR CREDIT REPORTING AGENCY, AND PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR VIOLATION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Written notice required
SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 71, Title 38 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 38-71-230. (A) All licensed health care providers are required to provide written notice of the policies and procedures with regard to health insurance claims. The notice may take the form of a patient information card or notice clearly posted in all patient waiting areas of the providers' place of business.
(B) An organization providing payment or reimbursement for diagnosis and treatment of a condition or a complaint by a licensed physician in South Carolina must accept the standardized HCFA 1500 claim form, or its successor as it may be amended from time to time. An organization providing payment or reimbursement for diagnosis and treatment of a condition or a complaint by a hospital licensed in South Carolina shall accept the standardized UB 82 claim form, or its successor as it may be amended from time to time.
(C) The HCFA 1500 or the UB 82 claim form or the successor of each or as either may be amended from time to time may be altered only with a customized logo which must appear in the top portion of the claim form one inch vertical from the top."
Provider must give notice
SECTION 2. A provider of health care services must give twenty days prior notice before submitting a debt to a credit bureau or credit reporting agency or filing a lien against real or personal property, and the debtor must be notified by mail of the creditor's intention. Failure to comply with this requirement is punishable by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars for each occurrence.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 26th day of March, 1992.