This bill aims to prevent health carriers from setting payment or reimbursement rates based on the licensure of participating advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). Specifically, it amends the Managed Care Law by adding a new subparagraph that prohibits health carriers from establishing their payment or reimbursement structures solely on the licensure status of APRNs.

The bill is set to take effect on January 1, 2025. According to the Office of Legislative Budget Assistant, the bill, as amended, does not have any fiscal impact on state, county, or local expenditures or revenue. The Insurance Department was contacted for input on the bill. There are no insertions or deletions indicated in the provided text that would alter existing law, aside from the addition of the new subparagraph to the Managed Care Law.

Statutes affected:
As Amended by the Senate (2nd): 420-J:8
As Amended by the House: 420-J:8
Version adopted by both bodies: 420-J:8