2017 Arkansas Code
Title 23 - Public Utilities and Regulated Industries
Subtitle 3 - Insurance
Chapter 99 - Healthcare Providers
Subchapter 11 - Prior Authorization Transparency Act
§ 23-99-1117. Standardized form required for prescription drug benefits

Universal Citation: AR Code § 23-99-1117 (2017)
  • (a) On and after January 1, 2017, to establish uniformity in the submission of prior authorization forms for prescription drugs, a utilization review entity shall utilize only a single standardized prior authorization form for obtaining approval in written or electronic form for prescription drug benefits.
  • (b) A utilization review entity may make the form required under subsection (a) of this section accessible through multiple computer operating systems.
  • (c) The form required under subsection (a) of this section shall:
    • (1) Not exceed two (2) pages; and
    • (2) Be designed to be submitted electronically from a prescribing provider to a utilization review entity.
  • (d) This section does not prohibit prior authorization by verbal means without a form.
  • (e) If a utilization review entity fails to use or accept the form developed under this section or fails to respond as soon as reasonably possible, but no later than seventy-two (72) hours, after receipt of a completed prior authorization request using the form developed under this section, the prior authorization request is deemed authorized or approved.
  • (f)
    • (1) On and after January 1, 2017, each utilization review entity shall submit its prior authorization form to the State Insurance Department to be kept on file.
    • (2) A copy of a subsequent replacement or modification of a utilization review entity's prior authorization form shall be filed with the department within fifteen (15) days before the form is used or before implementation of the replacement or modification.
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