Doctors' complaints help forge insurance regulation. Payment due.

The Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society

PubMedID: 10705681

Gardner N. Doctors' complaints help forge insurance regulation. Payment due. J Ark Med Soc. 2000;96(9):336-8.
Arkansas doctors are banning to help draft a regulation that would require health maintenance organizations and insurance carriers to process health care claims within 45 calendar days after receipt of a claim. The proposed regulation would be administered by the Arkansas Department of Insurance. If additional information from a claimant is needed to process a claim, a carrier must notify a provider within 10 days of receipt of the claim. Once that information is received by the carrier, it has an additional 45 days to pay.