COMMITTEE:   Insurance 

TIME & DATE: 2:00 PM or upon final adjourn./recess
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 

PLACE:       E2.026 
CHAIR:       Rep. John Smithee 


If you intend to testify, please register using the new electronic witness affirmation form, which will be available at registration kiosks located throughout the Capitol Extension.


Registration must be completed on the day of the hearing, once registration is open, and within the Capitol Complex. You may create a profile prior to the hearing by going to


HB 170        Alonzo                 
Relating to the coverage by certain health benefit plans of mammograms performed by certain health care providers.

HB 226        Thompson, Senfronia    
Relating to prohibition of certain insurance discrimination.

HB 459        Guillen                
Relating to the creation of a navigator program as described by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

HB 522        Kuempel                
Relating to direct payment by a health insurer to physicians and health care providers.

HB 1140       Naishtat | et al.      
Relating to the authority of certain university systems to provide benefits to certain qualified individuals.

HB 1203       Parker                 
Relating to expedited credentialing for certain podiatrists providing services under a managed care plan.

HB 1280       Lozano | et al.        
Relating to contracts between dentists, optometrists, or therapeutic optometrists and health maintenance organizations or insurers.

HB 1406       Smithee | et al.       
Relating to the disclosure of the calculation of out-of-network payments by the issuers of preferred provider benefit plans and by health maintenance organizations.

HB 1806       Smithee                
Relating to coverage of telemedicine medical services under health benefit plans.

HB 1851       Sanford                
Relating to the operation of health care sharing ministries.

HB 2299       Muņoz, Jr.             
Relating to certain provisions applicable to an optometrist, therapeutic optometrist, or ophthalmologist providing services under a managed care plan.




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