HAP Works with Southeast PA Members to Oppose NJ Legislation Restricting Referrals to PA, Other States
June 05, 2019
A New Jersey General Assembly bill which would raise obstacles to out-of-state referrals and hospital transfers of patients advanced out of a state Senate committee yesterday. Assembly Bill 5369 would require New Jersey facilities to inform a patient of available in-state locations where similar treatment could be given, out of pocket costs of care, clinical reasons for the transfer, and whether the out-of-state facility is in network or out of network. The bill also requires the New Jersey facility to contact the patient’s insurer. The same basic rules would apply to out of state referrals by a health care practitioner. Finally, the bill requires reporting to the New Jersey Department of Health of a transfer or referral out of state.
For more information, contact Warren Kampf, HAP’s senior vice president, advocacy and external affairs.