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Introduced in House (03/15/2000)

Prompt Payment of Health Benefit Claims Act of 2000 - Amends the Public Health Service Act (PHSA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, and the Internal Revenue Code to require group health plans, and health insurance issuers offering group health insurance coverage, to: (1) pay the claim to a participant or beneficiary, or make payment to a health care provider, within 15 business days of the date of the claim or bill for services rendered (for those transmitted electronically) or within 30 business days of such date for bills or claims submitted in writing; and (2) accept as a clean claim a claim submitted consistent with standards adopted under title XI of the Social Security Act (SSA), as added by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

Amends the PHSA to apply such payment standards to health insurance coverage offered by issuers in the individual market in the same manner as applied to group coverage.

Provides for coordination between the Secretaries of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services with respect to the administration of this Act.

Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the SSA to require Medicare+Choice organizations to provide prompt payment of claims submitted for services and supplies furnished to individuals enrolled with such organizations through other lines of business (including private health benefits coverage).