2013 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
632. Insurance contracts in specific lines.
632.725 Standardization of health care billing and insurance claim forms.


WI Stat § 632.725 (2013 through Act 380) What's This?

632.725 Standardization of health care billing and insurance claim forms.

632.725(1) (1) Definition. In this section, "health care provider" has the meaning given in s. 146.81 (1) (a) to (p).

632.725(2) (2)Rules for standardization of forms. The commissioner, in consultation with the department of health services, shall, by rule, do all of the following:

632.725(2)(a) (a) Establish a standardized billing format for health care services and require that a health care provider that provides health care services in this state use, by July 1, 1993, the standardized format for all printed billing forms.

632.725(2)(b) (b) Establish a standardized claim format for health care insurance benefits and require that an insurer that provides health care coverage to one or more residents of this state use, by July 1, 1993, the standardized format for all printed claim forms.

632.725(2)(c) (c) Establish a standardized explanation of benefits format for health care insurance benefits and require that an insurer that provides health care coverage to one or more residents of this state use, by July 1, 1993, the standardized format for all printed forms that contain an explanation of benefits. The rule shall also require that benefits be explained in easily understood language.

632.725(2)(d) (d) Establish a uniform statewide patient identification system in which each individual who receives health care services in this state is assigned an identification number. The standardized billing format established under par. (a) and the standardized claim format established under par. (b) shall provide for the designation of an individual's patient identification number.

632.725(3) (3)Proposals for legislation. The commissioner shall develop proposals for legislation for the use of the patient identification system established under sub. (2) (d) and for the implementation of the proposed uses, including any proposals for safeguarding patient confidentiality.

History: 1991 a. 250; 1995 a. 27 s. 9126 (19); 2007 a. 20 s. 9121 (6) (a); 2009 a. 28.

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