2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 17B - INSURANCE
Section 17B:27B-16 - Certification required for third party billing services.
17B:27B-16 Certification required for third party billing services.
16. On or after January 1, 2002, no person shall act as, offer to act as or hold himself out to be a third party billing service in this State unless certified by the commissioner in accordance with this act. Application for certification shall be made to the commissioner on a form provided by the commissioner. The commissioner shall establish by regulation the information that shall accompany the application, which shall include, but need not be limited to:
a. a copy of the applicant's basic organizational documents, which shall include articles of incorporation, articles of association, partnership agreement, management agreement, trust agreement or other documents governing the operation of the applicant that are applicable to the applicant's form of business organization;
b. a copy of the executed bylaws, rules and regulations, or other documents relating to the operation of the applicant's internal affairs;
c. the names, addresses and official positions of the persons responsible for the conduct of the affairs of the applicant, including, but not limited to, if applicable: the members of the board of directors, executive committee or other governing board or committee, the principal officers or partners, shareholders owning or having the right to acquire 10% or more of the voting securities of the corporation or partnership interest of a partnership or equity interest, in the case of another form of business organization;
d. if the applicant accepts monies from benefits payers on behalf of clients, the application shall include a copy of the applicant's most recent financial statements audited by an independent certified public accountant;
e. a copy of the applicant's business plan, including information on staffing levels and the activities undertaken or to be undertaken in this State. The plan shall include a statement of the third party billing service's capability for providing a sufficient number of experienced and qualified personnel in the areas of claims processing and record keeping;
f. a list of the applicant's clients and a copy of the standard contract or contracts used by the applicant in the course of business; and
g. if the applicant accepts monies from benefits payers on behalf of clients, the application shall be accompanied by a power of attorney, duly executed by the applicant, if not domiciled in this State, appointing the commissioner and his successors in office as the true and lawful attorney of the applicant in and for this State upon whom all lawful process in any legal action or proceeding against the organization on a cause of action arising in this State may be served.