2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 22:3084 — Expedited external review
§3084. Expedited external review
A. At the time that a covered person receives an adverse determination involving an emergency medical condition of the covered person, the covered person's health care provider may request an expedited external review.
B. For emergency medical conditions, the MNRO shall provide or transmit all necessary documents and information used in making the adverse determination to the independent review organization by telephone, telefacsimile, or any other available expeditious method.
C. In addition to the documents and information provided or transmitted, the independent review organization may consider the following in reaching a decision or making a recommendation:
(1) The covered person's pertinent medical records.
(2) The treating health care professional's recommendation.
(3) Consulting reports from appropriate health care professionals and other documents submitted by the MNRO, the covered person, or the covered person's treating provider.
(4) Any applicable generally accepted practice guidelines, including but not limited to those developed by the federal government or national or professional medical societies, boards, and associations.
(5) Any applicable clinical review criteria developed exclusively and used by the MNRO that are within the appropriate standard for care, provided such criteria were not the sole basis for the decision or recommendation, unless the criteria had been reviewed and certified by the appropriate state licensing board of this state.
D. Within seventy-two hours after receiving appropriate medical information for an expedited external review, the independent review organization shall do the following:
(1) Make a decision to uphold or reverse the adverse determination.
(2) Notify the covered person, the MNRO, and the covered person's health care provider of the decision. Such notice shall include the principal reason or reasons for the decision and references to the evidence or documentation considered in making the decision.
Acts 1999, No. 401, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2000.
NOTE: See Acts 1999, No. 401, §2, regarding applicability.
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