2006 New Mexico Statutes - Section 59A-18-27.1 — Universal claim forms.
59A-18-27.1. Universal claim forms.
A. The superintendent shall devise or designate universal forms to be utilized by every health insurer, including health maintenance organizations, nonprofit health plans and fraternal organizations offering any type of health coverage for individuals residing in this state, for the purpose of receiving claims under their policies. In preparing the forms, the superintendent may consult with insurers, trade associations and other interested parties. Upon adoption of the final forms by the superintendent, he shall notify the insurers affected by sending them a specimen copy of the adopted forms and an explanation of the requirements of this section. Every covered insurer shall begin using the adopted forms not later than six months following the date of the superintendent's notification.
B. A health insurer may not refuse to accept a claim submitted on uniform claim forms adopted pursuant to Subsection A of this section, but may accept claims submitted on any other form.
C. A health insurer does not violate this section by using a claim form that the insurer has been required to use by the state or federal government.
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