§ 32.1-138.15

Regulations

The Department shall promulgate regulations, pursuant to the Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4000 et seq.), to implement the provisions of this article, which shall include, but not be limited to, the following items:

1. Minimum qualifications to perform review;

2. Procedures which require the private review agent to provide the attending physician an opportunity to consult with a physician advisor prior to issuance of a final denial in any case in which there is an initial recommendation to deny coverage;

3. Guidelines regarding access to and confidentiality of patient-specific medical records and information; and

4. Setting the amount of any fees required by this article, which shall be sufficient to pay for the administrative costs of regulation under this article.

History

1990, c. 826, § 38.2-5309; 1998, c. 129.

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