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Code of Virginia
Title 38.2. Insurance
Chapter 34. Provisions Relating to Accident and Sickness Insurance
9/19/2020

§ 38.2-3445.2. Out-of-network claims; reporting requirements.

A. Any health carrier providing individual or group health insurance coverage shall report to the State Corporation Commission's Bureau of Insurance (the Bureau) no later than September 1, 2020, the number of out-of-network claims for emergency services paid pursuant to subdivision A 4 of § 38.2-3445 in fiscal years 2017, 2018, and 2019. Thereafter, any health carrier providing individual or group health insurance coverage shall report to the Bureau, no later than November 1 of each year, the number of out-of-network claims for services described in subsection A of § 38.2-3445.01 for the previous fiscal year.

B. Any health carrier providing individual or group health insurance coverage shall report to the Bureau no later than September 1 of each year the number and identity of health care providers in the health carrier's network of emergency services providers and surgical or ancillary providers whose participation in the network was terminated by either the health carrier or the health care provider in the previous year and, if applicable, whether participation was subsequently reinstated in the same year. For any terminated health care providers identified by the health carrier in such report, the health carrier shall include (i) a description of the health care provider's or health carrier's stated reason for terminating participation and (ii) a description of the nature and extent of differences in payment levels for emergency services and surgical or ancillary services prior to termination and after reinstatement, if applicable, including a determination of whether such payment levels after reinstatement were higher or lower than those applied prior to termination.

C. The Bureau shall notify the Chairmen of the House Committee on Labor and Commerce and the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor of the information reported to the Bureau pursuant to subsections A and B and other information specified in this subsection no later than December 1, 2021, and annually thereafter. Such notice shall include (i) the number of out-of-network claims for services described in subsection A of § 38.2-3445.01 for the previous fiscal year; (ii) the number and identity of health care providers in the health carrier's network of emergency services providers and surgical or ancillary services providers whose participation in the network was terminated by the health carrier or the health care provider in the previous year and whether participation was subsequently reinstated in the same year; (iii) a summary of the stated reasons for terminating participation; (iv) a summary of the nature and extent of differences in payment levels prior to termination and after reinstatement, if applicable, including a determination of whether such payment levels after reinstatement were higher or lower than those applied prior to termination; (v) an assessment by the Bureau of the potential impact of any changes in network participation or payment levels for emergency services on health insurance premiums in the time period to which the report applies; and (vi) the number and type of claims resolved by arbitration and aggregate information on the disposition of those arbitrations, including in which category group's favor the dispute was resolved, and aggregate information on the variation between the initial payment and final settlement amounts.

2020, cc. 1080, 1081.

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