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62J.81 Disclosure of payments for health care services.

Subdivision 1. Required disclosure of estimated payment. A health care provider, as defined in section 62J.03, subdivision 8, shall, at the request of a consumer, provide that consumer with a good faith estimate of the reimbursement the provider expects to receive from the health plan company in which the consumer is enrolled. Health plan companies must allow contracted providers to release this information. A good faith estimate must also be made available at the request of a consumer who is not enrolled in a health plan company. Payment information provided by a provider to a patient pursuant to this subdivision does not constitute a legally binding estimate of the cost of services.

Subd. 2. Applicability. For purposes of this section, "consumer" does not include a medical assistance, MinnesotaCare, or general assistance medical care enrollee, for services covered under those programs.

HIST: 2004 c 288 art 7 s 3