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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 14. Insurance
Agency 10. Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program
Chapter 10. Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program Regulations

14VAC10-10-160. Insurance.

A. Because the Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program (Program) generally is a payer of last resort, each admitted claimant's parent or legal guardian must purchase private health insurance to provide coverage for the actual medically necessary and reasonable expenses as described in § 38.2-5009 A 1 of the Code of Virginia that were, or are, incurred as a result of the admitted claimant's birth-related neurological injury and for the admitted claimant's benefit. The admitted claimant's parent or legal guardian may request the assistance of the Program facilitator in obtaining a suitable health insurance policy for the admitted claimant if he has no preexisting coverage for the admitted claimant upon the admitted claimant's admission into the Program. The Program will reimburse, upon receipt of proof of payment, solely the portion of the premiums that is attributable to the admitted claimant's post-admission coverage and paid for by the admitted claimant's parent or legal guardian. The Program must be provided with a copy of the applicable health insurance policy before benefits are paid by the Program. It is the responsibility of the parents or guardians to seek benefits for which an admitted claimant is eligible by submitting requests to the Program third-party administrator or other appropriate staff person, as indicated on the Program's website. In addition, the parents or guardians of the admitted claimant must identify a primary care physician.

B. Claimants must utilize the primary insurer's in-network providers and facilities unless otherwise authorized by the Program. Utilizing non-network or nonparticipating providers or facilities may result in reduced payment, nonpayment, or nonreimbursement of incurred expenses.

Statutory Authority

§ 38.2-5002.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 23, eff. July 10, 2017; amended, Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 15, eff. March 9, 2018.

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