2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 632. Insurance contracts in specific lines.
632.72 Medical benefits or assistance; assignment.
632.72632.72 Medical benefits or assistance; assignment.
632.72(1g)(1g) In this section:
632.72(1g)(a)(a) "Department or contract provider" means the department of health services, the county providing the medical benefits or assistance or a health maintenance organization that has contracted with the department of health services to provide the medical benefits or assistance.
632.72(1g)(b)(b) "Medical benefits or assistance" means health care services funded by a relief block grant, as defined in s. 49.001 (5p); medical assistance, as defined under s. 49.43 (8); or maternal and child health services under s. 253.05.
632.72(1r)(1r) The providing of medical benefits or assistance constitutes an assignment to the department or contract provider. The assignment shall be, to the extent of the medical benefits or assistance provided, for benefits to which the recipient would be entitled under any policy of health and disability insurance.
632.72(2)(2) An insurer may not impose on the department or contract provider, as assignee of a person who is covered under the policy of health and disability insurance and who is eligible for medical benefits or assistance, requirements that are different from those imposed on any other agent or assignee of a person who is covered under the policy of health and disability insurance.
632.72 - ANNOT.History: 1977 c. 29; 1985 a. 29; 1987 a. 27 s. 3202; 1989 a. 31, 173; 1991 a. 178, 214; 1993 a. 481; 1995 a. 27 ss. 7042 to 7046, 9126 (19); 1995 a. 407; 2007 a. 20 s. 9121 (6) (a); 2009 a. 28.
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