H.R.3762 - DOC Access Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] (Introduced 07/15/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/16/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3762 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/15/2019)
Dentist and Optometric Care Access Act of 2019 or the DOC Access Act of 2019
This bill prohibits private health insurance plans from setting rates for items and services provided by a doctor of optometry, of dental surgery, or of dental medicine for which the plan does not pay a substantial amount.
Additionally, an agreement between a plan and such a doctor for limited scope dental or vision benefits may last longer than two years only with the prior acceptance of the doctor for each term extension. Plans also may not restrict such a doctor's choice of laboratories or suppliers.
The bill establishes a private right of action for a person adversely affected by a violation of this bill.
The bill does not supersede state laws regarding health insurers and dental or vision benefit plans.