2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 22:11 — Uniform claim forms; promulgation, implementation
§11. Uniform claim forms; promulgation, implementation
A. The Department of Insurance shall promulgate rules and regulations for the establishment of uniform claim forms, in both written form and by electronic means, for all hospital, health, or medical expense insurance policies, hospital or medical service contracts, employee benefit or health maintenance plans, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), health and accident policies, including the Office of Group Benefits programs, or any other insurance contract of that type for the reimbursement of services rendered.
B. The forms prescribed by the Department shall include the National Uniform Bill-82 (UB-82) or its successor for appropriate hospital services, and the current Health Care Financing Administration* (HCFA) Form 1500 or its successor for physical and other appropriate professional services. If, after consultation with insurers, providers, and consumer groups, the commissioner determines that the state assignable portions of either form should be revised, he shall make a revision request to the State Uniform Bill Implementation Committee and if approved, prescribe the use of the revised form.
C. The rules and regulations shall be promulgated in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act and become effective no later than November 1, 1993.
Acts 1993, No. 653, §1; Acts 2001, No. 1178, §2, eff. June 29, 2001.
*Now Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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