2013 Maryland Code
INSURANCE
§ 15-10B-09.1 - Requirements of grievance decision


MD Ins Code § 15-10B-09.1 (2013) What's This?

A grievance decision shall be made based on the professional judgment of:

(1) (i) a physician who is board certified or eligible in the same specialty as the treatment under review; or

(ii) a panel of other appropriate health care service reviewers with at least one physician on the panel who is board certified or eligible in the same specialty as the treatment under review;

(2) when the grievance decision involves a dental service, a licensed dentist, or a panel of appropriate health care service reviewers with at least one dentist on the panel who is a licensed dentist, who shall consult with a dentist who is board certified or eligible in the same specialty as the service under review; or

(3) when the grievance decision involves a mental health or substance abuse service:

(i) a licensed physician who:

1. is board certified or eligible in the same specialty as the treatment under review; or

2. is actively practicing or has demonstrated expertise in the substance abuse or mental health service or treatment under review; or

(ii) a panel of other appropriate health care service reviewers with at least one physician, selected by the private review agent who:

1. is board certified or eligible in the same specialty as the treatment under review; or

2. is actively practicing or has demonstrated expertise in the substance abuse or mental health service or treatment under review.

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