2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 17B - INSURANCE
Section 17B:30-23 - Timetable for implementation of electronic receipt, transmission of health care claim information; standard forms.

17B:30-23 Timetable for implementation of electronic receipt, transmission of health care claim information; standard forms.

1. a. (1) The Commissioner of Banking and Insurance, in consultation with the Commissioner of Health, shall establish, by regulation, a timetable for implementation of the electronic receipt and transmission of health care claim information by each hospital, medical, and health service corporation, individual and group health insurer, health maintenance organization, dental service corporation, dental plan organization, and prepaid prescription service organization, respectively, and a subsidiary of such corporation, insurer, or organization that processes health care benefits claims as a third party administrator, authorized to do business in this State.

The Commissioner of Banking and Insurance shall establish the timetable within 90 days of the date the federal Department of Health and Human Services adopts rules establishing standards for health care transactions, including: health claims or equivalent encounter information, including institutional, professional, pharmacy, and dental health claims; enrollment and disenrollment in a health plan; eligibility for a health plan; health care payment and remittance advice; health care premium payments; first report of injury; health claim status; and referral certification and authorization, respectively, pursuant to section 262 of Pub.L.104-191 (42 U.S.C.s.1320d et seq.). The commissioner may adopt more than one timetable, if necessary, to conform the requirements of this section with the dates of adoption of the federal rules.

(2) The timetable for implementation adopted by the commissioner shall provide for extensions and waivers of the implementation requirement pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection in cases when it has been demonstrated to the commissioner's satisfaction that compliance with the timetable for implementation will result in an undue hardship to a hospital, medical or health service corporation, individual or group health insurer, health maintenance organization, dental service corporation, dental plan organization, or prepaid prescription service organization, respectively, or a subsidiary of such corporation, insurer, or organization that processes health care benefits claims as a third party administrator, authorized to do business in this State.

(3) The Commissioner of Banking and Insurance shall report to the Governor and the Legislature within one year of establishing the timetable pursuant to this subsection, on the number of extensions and waivers of the implementation requirement that he has granted pursuant to paragraph (2) of this subsection, and the reasons therefor.

b. The Commissioner of Banking and Insurance, in consultation with the Commissioner of Health, shall adopt, by regulation for each type of contract, as he deems appropriate, one set of standard health care enrollment and claim forms in paper and electronic formats to be used by each hospital, medical, or health service corporation, individual and group health insurer, health maintenance organization, dental service corporation, dental plan organization, and prepaid prescription service organization, and a subsidiary of such corporation, insurer, or organization that processes health care benefits claims as a third party administrator, authorized to do business in this State.

The Commissioner of Banking and Insurance shall establish the standard health care enrollment and claim forms within 90 days of the date the federal Department of Health and Human Services adopts rules establishing standards for the forms.

L.1999, c.154, s.1; amended 2012, c.17, s.66.

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