Bill Status of HB4429 99th General Assembly
Short Description: PROMPT PAYMENT-LATE PAYMENT
Rep. Elaine Nekritz - David Harris, Robert Rita and Al Riley
| 1/10/2017||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the State Prompt Payment Act. Provides that after the effective date of the amendatory Act, any bill approved for payment under the Act and pursuant to a health benefit plan under the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971 or submitted under Article V of the Illinois Public Aid Code, except a bill for pharmacy or nursing facility services or goods, if payment is not issued to the payee in a timely manner under the Section, the following interest penalty shall apply to any amount approved and unpaid until final payment is made: the sum of the prime commercial rate plus 4.0% per year, applied pro rata for the amount of time the bill remains unpaid. Defines "prime commercial rate". Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. In provisions concerning timely payment for health care services, provides that the interest to be charged on late payments of periodic payments, payments by independent practice associations and physician-hospital organizations, and payments by health insurers, health maintenance organizations, managed care plans, health care plans, preferred provider organizations, and third party administrators shall be the sum of the prime commercial rate plus 4.0% per year. Defines "prime commercial rate". Amends the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971. Provides that the program of health benefits offered under the Act is subject to certain provisions of the Illinois Insurance Code concerning late payments and assignability except as otherwise provided.