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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 14. Insurance
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission, Bureau of Insurance
Chapter 211. Rules Governing Health Maintenance Organizations

14VAC5-211-180. Out-of-area services.

In addition to out-of-area emergency services required to be provided as basic health care services, a health maintenance organization may offer indemnity benefits covering out-of-area services to its enrollees. A description of the procedure for obtaining out-of-area services and notification requirements before obtaining these services shall be included in the evidence of coverage as well as a description of restrictions or limitations on out-of-area services. Except for out-of-area emergency services, a health care plan that requires the enrollee to contact the health maintenance organization before obtaining out-of-area services shall provide for telephone consultation on a 24-hour per day, seven-day per week basis.

Statutory Authority

§§ 12.1-13 and 38.2-223 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 21, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2005; amended, Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 25, eff. September 1, 2011; Volume 31, Issue 3, eff. January 1, 2015.

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