COMMITTEE:    Business & Commerce 

TIME & DATE:  9:00 AM, Wednesday, May 04, 2016 

PLACE:        E1.016 (Hearing Room) 
CHAIR:        Senator Kelly Hancock 



The Senate Committee on Business and Commerce will meet on May 4, 2016 at 9:00 AM in El.016 to discuss the following business:


1) Study the impact of the penalty calculations under the current prompt payment of health care claim laws and regulations, including comparing penalties in other states and late payment penalties in Texas for other lines of insurance. Evaluate whether unregulated billed charges is the appropriate basis for determining penalty amounts and make recommendations for statutory changes, if needed.


2) Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Business and Commerce during the 84th Legislature, Regular Session and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Specifically, monitor the following:

·                Implementation of legislation intended to further protect  consumers from the balance billing process.


The hearing will include invited testimony only.