S.283 - Bipartisan Patient Protection Act of 2001107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Sen. McCain, John [R-AZ] (Introduced 02/07/2001)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||02/07/2001 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S1136-1154) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.283 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Bipartisan Patient Protection Act of 2001 - Amends the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and the Internal Revenue Code with respect to health care coverage.
Introduced in Senate (02/07/2001)
Requires group health plans, and health insurance issuers providing health insurance coverage, to conduct utilization review activities in connection with the provision of benefits under such plans or coverage only in accordance with an approved utilization review program.
Requires health plans and insurers to offer consumers: (1) more care options; and (2) greater access to patient information.
Restricts interference by health plans and insurers with the doctor-patient relationship.
Prohibits health plans and insurers from discriminating against a licensed health care professional with respect to participation or indemnification.
Requires health plans and insurers to comply with patient protection requirements of this Act.