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Friday, October 5, 2012

NJ Senate Votes Approval to Stop Balance Billing for Workers Compensation Claims

The NJ Senate has joined the NJ Assembly in approving legislation to ban balance billing for workers' compensation claims and grants the the NJ Division of Workers' Compensation exclusive jurisdiction over medical bill disputes. The legislation was stripped on any requirement of mandatory arbitration of the disputes and does not yet implement a medical fee schedule.



A2652 
Bans charging workers' compensation claimants for medical expenses, gives Division of Workers' Compensation sole jurisdiction over work-related medical claims. 
Passed both Houses 
  
Identical Bill Number: S1926 S2022 (SCS) 

Eustace, Timothy J. as Primary Sponsor
Singleton, Troy as Primary Sponsor
Egan, Joseph V. as Primary Sponsor
Benson, Daniel R. as Primary Sponsor
Coughlin, Craig J. as Primary Sponsor
Lampitt, Pamela R. as Co-Sponsor
Greenstein, Linda R. as Co-Sponsor
Madden, Fred H., Jr. as Co-Sponsor

5/10/2012 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Labor Committee
5/14/2012 Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
5/24/2012 Passed by the Assembly (77-0-0)
5/31/2012 Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Labor Committee
9/20/2012 Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
10/4/2012 Substituted for S1926/2022 (SCS)
10/4/2012 Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (38-0)

Introduced - 4 pages PDF Format HTML Format 
Statement - ALA 5/14/12 - 1 pages PDF Format HTML Format 
Statement - SLA 9/20/12 1R - 1 pages PDF Format HTML Format 
Committee Voting:
ALA 5/14/2012 - r/Aca - Yes {9} No {0} Not Voting {0} Abstains {0} - Roll Call
SLA 9/20/2012 - r/favorably - Yes {5} No {0} Not Voting {0} Abstains {0} - Roll Call

Session Voting:
Asm. 5/24/2012 - 3RDG FINAL PASSAGE - Yes {77} No {0} Not Voting {3} Abstains {0} - Roll Call