Authorizing Prepaid Medical Service Agreements

S.128 would legally authorize the issuance of prepaid medical services, as a product that is distinct from health insurance. Prepaid medical services are defined as medical services provided by one or more individuals, or by an entity through one or more individuals licensed to practice medicine, pursuant to a contractual agreement for a periodic fee. In […]

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The State Insurance Fund will Cover Physicians working for Medicaid Reimbursement

H.3067 would extend the protection of the State Insurance Reserve Fund to any physician or dentist performing medical services in a clinic (or similar facility) solely for reimbursement through Medicaid. Extending state liability coverage will act as an incentive for more physicians or dentists to perform services for Medicaid reimbursement. This bill may also have […]

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“Anti-Commandeering”

H.3020 is a reintroduction of one of the many versions of last year’s anti-commandeering bill, designed to slow if not halt the implementation of certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or more commonly Obamacare) in South Carolina. Unfortunately, H.3020 is a reintroduction of one of the weaker House versions of the bill. The […]

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Allowing Certified Nurses to Perform more Services

H.3078 would allow nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, and clinical nurse specialists to perform an increased number of medical services/acts without the express written approval of a state board or licensed physician, and without a physician present to supervise. These services include but aren’t limited to: prescribing pharmaceuticals to patients (the level of drug depending […]

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Forcing Health Plans to Reimburse any Licensed Healthcare Provider

H.3021 and H.3867 would require that any health insurer who provides for directly payable benefits to preferred healthcare providers also allow directly payable benefits to non-preferred licensed providers who have a written assignment of benefits (a form typically filled out by the insured). Essentially these bills would force certain health plans such as HMOs that have a […]

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Allowing Licensed Foreign Pharmacies to Sell Prescription Drugs in South Carolina

 Allowing Licensed Pharmacies in Select Countries to Distribute and Sell Prescription Drugs in South Carolina S.102 would permit pharmacies licensed in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand to distribute and sell prescription drugs in South Carolina without a permit. Third party entities which import and distribute prescription drugs (for personal use) from […]

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