WAC 284-66-270

Standards for claims payment: Compliance with Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987.

(1) An issuer must comply with Section 1882 (c)(3) of the Social Security Act (as enacted by Section 4081 (b)(2)(C) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA'87), P.L. 100-203) by:
(a) Accepting a notice from a medicare carrier on dually assigned claims submitted by participating physicians and suppliers as a claim for benefits in place of any other claim form otherwise required and making a payment determination on the basis of the information contained in that notice;
(b) Notifying the participating physician or supplier and the beneficiary of the payment determination;
(c) Paying the participating physician or supplier directly;
(d) Furnishing, at the time of enrollment, each enrollee with a card listing the policy name, number, and a central mailing address to which notices from a medicare carrier may be sent;
(e) Paying user fees for claim notices that are transmitted electronically or otherwise; and
(f) Providing to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, at least annually, a central mailing address that all claims may be sent by medicare carriers.
(2) Compliance with the requirements set forth in subsection (1) of this section must be certified on the medicare supplement insurance experience reporting form.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060 and 48.66.165. WSR 05-17-019 (Matter No. R 2004-08), § 284-66-270, filed 8/4/05, effective 9/4/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 48.20.450, 48.20.460, 48.20.470, 48.30.010, 48.44.020, 48.44.050, 48.44.070, 48.46.030, 48.46.130 and 48.46.200. WSR 92-06-021 (Order R 92-1), § 284-66-270, filed 2/25/92, effective 3/27/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 48.20.450, 48.20.460, 48.20.470, 48.30.010, 48.44.020, 48.44.050, 48.44.070, 48.46.030, 48.46.130, 48.46.200, 48.66.041, 48.66.050, 48.66.100, 48.66.110, 48.66.120, 48.66.130, 48.66.150 and 48.66.160. WSR 90-07-059 (Order R 90-4), § 284-66-270, filed 3/20/90, effective 4/20/90.]