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Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: January 5, 2017 10:43 AM
From: Representative Anthony M. DeLuca
To: All House members
Subject: Health Care Providers Self-Referrals (HB 274 of 2015)

In the near future, I will be re-introducing important legislation which will minimize the impact of medical costs on the insurance system (HB 274 of 2015). This bill will take the current prohibition for certain physician referrals (“self-referrals”) that exists for Pennsylvania’s workers compensation system, and extend it to all rendering of medical services.

The bill prohibits referrals by health care providers that are motivated by issues other than the best interest of the patient, and will ensure that patients and payers are not charged for or receive unnecessary services. This legislation is important as the Commonwealth continues to struggle with health care cost containment.

I hope you will join me in cosponsoring this important legislative initiative.

Introduced as HB347