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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2723         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 846

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Carlo Basile

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to physical therapy.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Carlo Basile

1st Suffolk

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2723        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 846

By Mr. Basile of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 846) of Carlo Basile and Carolyn C. Dykema relative to insurance coverage for physical therapy.  Financial Services. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to physical therapy.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1.   Chapter 175 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following new section:-

              Section 226.  Physical Therapy Copayments

              (a)  An insurer shall not impose a copayment, coinsurance, or office visit deductible amount charged to the insured for services rendered for each date of service by a physical therapist licensed under section 23B of chapter 112 that is greater than the copayment, coinsurance, or office visit deductible amount charged to the insured for the services of a primary care physician or an osteopath licensed under section 2 of Chapter 112 for an office visit.

              (b) An insurer shall state clearly the availability of physical therapy coverage under its plan and all related limitations, conditions, and exclusions.

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