February 5, 2013





HOUSE BILL No. 1105

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DIGEST OF HB 1105 (Updated February 4, 2013 12:16 pm - DI 104)



Citations Affected: IC 16-48.

Synopsis: Anatomic pathology services. Provides that the provisions governing anatomic pathology services do not apply to anatomic pathology services that are billed to a hospital by a clinical laboratory or billed by the hospital for an inpatient or outpatient facility of the hospital. Provides that the provisions governing anatomic pathology services do not prohibit a physician who has performed the anatomic pathology service on a patient sample from billing a patient or payer for the histological processing of the sample when the histological processing is performed by another physician or a clinical laboratory.

Effective: July 1, 2013.





Frizzell




    January 8, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Health.
    February 4, 2013, reported _ Do Pass.






February 5, 2013

First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1105



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning health.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 16-48-1-0.5; (13)HB1105.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 16-48-1-0.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 0.5. (a) This chapter may not be construed to apply to an anatomic pathology service that is:
        (1) billed to a hospital by a clinical laboratory; or
        (2) billed by the hospital for an inpatient or outpatient facility of the hospital.
    (b) This chapter may not be construed to prohibit a physician who has performed the anatomic pathology service on a patient sample from billing a patient or payer for the histological processing of the sample if the histological processing is performed by another physician or a clinical laboratory. The physician who performed the anatomic pathology service may combine the cost for the histological processing of the sample and for the anatomic pathology service for billing purposes, but may not add a fee for the histological processing of the sample.