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Koch: Heathcare Reform Bill Headed To Governor's Desk
Updated April 18, 2017 7:09 AM
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(STATEHOUSE) - Senate Enrolled Act 303, authored by Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford), is on its way to Gov. Eric Holcomb after passing the Indiana General Assembly.

SEA 303 clarifies that direct primary care agreements between doctors and patients are not considered insurance policies and subject to insurance regulation.

Direct primary care agreements are contracts between health providers and patients that provide primary care medical services to the patient in exchange for a set price over a fixed period of time without the involvement of insurance.

"Direct primary care agreements are a relatively new practice model existing outside of traditional insurance," Koch said. "Removing the third-party payer from the room frees doctors to focus on patient care and squeezes cost out of the system."

The bill passed both chambers unanimously and will now be sent to the governor for final consideration.

More information on the bill can be found at https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2017/bills/senate/303



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