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62Q.67 DISCLOSURE OF COVERED DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT.

Subdivision 1.Disclosure.

A health plan company that covers durable medical equipment shall provide enrollees, and upon request prospective enrollees, written disclosure that includes the information set forth in subdivision 2. The health plan company may include the information in the member contract, certificate of coverage, schedule of payments, member handbook, or other written enrollee communication.

Subd. 2.Information to be disclosed.

A health plan company that covers durable medical equipment shall disclose the following information:

(1) general descriptions of the coverage for durable medical equipment, level of coverage available, and criteria and procedures for any required prior authorizations; and

(2) the address and telephone number of a health plan representative whom an enrollee may contact to obtain specific information verbally, or upon request in writing, about prior authorization including criteria used in making coverage decisions and information on limitations or exclusions for durable medical equipment.

History:

1998 c 334 s 2