2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 22:250.34 — Remittance advice; thirty-day payment standard; limitations on claim filing and audits
§250.34. Remittance advice; thirty-day payment standard; limitations on claim filing and audits
A. Each remittance advice generated by a health insurance issuer or its agent to a health care provider or its agent shall include the following information, if known at that time, clearly identified for each claim listed:
(1) The name of the enrollee or insured.
(2) Unique enrollee or insured identification number.
(3) Patient claim number or patient account number.
(4) Date of service.
(5) Total provider charges.
(6) Health insurance issuer contractual discount amount.
(7) Enrollee or insured liability, specifying any coinsurance, deductible, copayment, or noncovered amount.
(8) Amount paid by health insurance issuer.
(9) Amount adjusted by health insurance issuer and the reason for adjustment.
(10) Amount denied and the reason for denial.
B. A health insurance issuer may elect to utilize a thirty-day payment standard for compliance with R.S. 22:250.32 and 250.33 by providing written notice to the commissioner. Such notice shall be in a form prescribed by the commissioner and shall remain in effect until withdrawn in writing as may be required by the commissioner. Any health insurance issuer electing to utilize a thirty-day payment standard shall continue to comply with all other requirements of this Part.
C. A health insurance issuer that prescribes the period of time that a health care provider under contract for provision of health care services has to submit a claim for payment under R.S. 22:250.32 or 250.33 shall have the same prescribed period of time following payment of such claim to perform any review or audit for purposes of reconsidering the validity of such claim.
D. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, no health insurance insurer shall limit the right of a rural hospital to receive payment for covered health care services as long as a claim for payment of such services is submitted within one year after the date on which the rural hospital provided the services.
Acts 1999, No. 1017, §1, eff. July 9, 1999; Acts 2001, No. 1198, §1, eff. June 29, 2001; Acts 2005, No. 273, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.
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