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Senate Special Committee on Prompt Payment of Health Care Providers
NOTE: This is archived committee information from the 77th Legislative Session.

Committee Information

CHAIR
Jane Nelson

VICE-CHAIR
John Carona

MEMBERS
Troy Fraser
Mario Gallegos, Jr
Judith Zaffirini

 

CLERK:
Cheri Huddleston

TEL:
(512) 463-2084

Reports

The following reports are available for download:

  • The following items are the Senate Special Committee on Prompt Payment of Health Care Providers Interim Reports to the 78th Legislature:
  • Interim Report  (365 KB, PDF format)
  • Report Appendices  (3.0 MB, PDF format)

Interim Charges

  • The Committee shall evaluate the effectiveness of existing state law and agency rules designed to ensure prompt payment of health insurance claims to providers by insurance companies. The Committee should assess the level of industry compliance with current law and the necessity of additional enforcement measures. The Committee shall determine the factors affecting the timeliness of reimbursements and make necessary recommendations to improve the process.
  • In addition, the committee shall evaluate the effectiveness of existing state law and agency rules relating to the current medical professional liability system. The committee should assess the causes of rising malpractice insurance rates in Texas, including the impact of medical malpractice lawsuits, and their impact on access to health care. Based on that assessment, the committee should determine the need for corrective action and make recommendations as necessary.