2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 22 — Insurance
RS 22:2181 — Establishment of the louisiana state university health sciences center health maintenance organization


LA Rev Stat § 22:2181 What's This?

PART VI. LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES

CENTER HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION

§2181. Establishment of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Health Maintenance Organization

A. The Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College may create a health maintenance organization, to be called the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Health Maintenance Organization, which shall include all hospitals, clinics, and such medical service provider organizations as shall be established by or under the direct control of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.

B. Subject to the approval of the commissioner of insurance, the chancellor of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center may promulgate rules and regulations, in accordance with the procedures provided in R.S. 17:1519.2(D), to create the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Health Maintenance Organization and to institute some collection of payment from the enrollees of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Health Maintenance Organization. Such rules and regulations shall provide for a board of the organization which represents both patients and health care professionals. Such rules and regulations shall specify the organizational features of the organization which shall, except for minimum financial requirements and the requirements for incorporation, comply with the provisions of Subpart I of Part I of Chapter 2 of this Title. The minimum financial requirements and the requirements for incorporation provided in said Subpart I for health maintenance organizations, are hereby waived for the organization created as provided in this Section.

C. The rules and regulations for which provision is made in Subsection B of this Section shall further provide for the organization membership by enrollees in the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Health Maintenance Organization.

D. All health care providers on staff at any hospital as described in this Section shall be entitled to participate as providers in this health maintenance organization.

E. The rates charged for services by the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Health Maintenance Organization shall be based on actuarially derived costs of providing care to the same population as certified by the Department of Health and Hospitals.

F. The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Health Maintenance Organization shall be limited to persons eligible for Medicaid or eligible for enrollment in a managed care plan pursuant to the state Medicaid plan and pursuant to Title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act or a successor to the Medicaid program.

G. The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Health Maintenance Organization shall enter into a contract with any willing provider licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners or the Louisiana State Board of Dental Examiners to provide primary care services delivered in an outpatient setting including medical and surgical services. Such providers shall satisfy the standards that are established as part of the approved managed care plan relating to quality, utilization, and accessibility of services.

H. All Medicaid managed care plans implemented as part of this Section shall be limited to programs implemented by the Department of Health and Hospitals in accordance with state law.

I. All Medicaid managed care plans implemented as part of this Section shall be subject to approval by the commissioner of insurance and legislative approval as set forth in R.S. 17:1519.2(D).

J. The rules and regulations shall provide that persons eligible for enrollment shall have the freedom to choose among all health maintenance organizations providing services to such persons, shall insure that such persons are informed of their right to choose, and shall provide a process through which persons who fail to make a choice are assigned to one of the health maintenance organizations authorized and eligible to provide services to such persons.

Acts 1997, No. 3, §2, eff. July 1, 1997; Acts 1999, No. 802, §2, eff. July 2, 1999; Redesignated from R.S. 22:3021 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.

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