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Short Title(s) as Introduced

Stop COVID–19 Test Surprise Medical Bills Act of 2021

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To prevent surprise medical bills with respect to COVID-19 testing.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/28/2021Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date All Actions
02/02/2021Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
01/28/2021Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/28/2021Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/28/2021Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/28/2021Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Energy and Commerce01/28/2021 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health02/02/2021 Referred to
House Ways and Means01/28/2021 Referred to
House Education and Labor01/28/2021 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/28/2021)

Stop COVID-19 Test Surprise Medical Bills Act of 2021

This bill modifies provisions requiring health insurance plans to cover COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) diagnostic testing services at no cost, without prior authorization, and without medical management requirements. The bill specifies that a plan may not make determinations about the circumstances surrounding individuals' tests, such as why they sought testing or whether they showed symptoms of COVID-19. The bill also specifies that plans may encourage individuals to obtain tests from lower priced providers as long as such efforts do not delay, or impede access to, testing.

The bill also requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to survey and report on the cash prices of testing services and the compliance of providers with the requirement to publish such prices.

Additionally, HHS, jointly with the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Labor, must issue guidance clarifying the process for submitting claims for testing services.