Louisiana Passes Legislation That Protects Dentists, Patients Concerning Claim Denials.
The ADA News (6/27, Burger) reports Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a bill that “will prohibit dental carriers from denying any claim for a procedure where the insurer has issued a prior authorization.” The Louisiana Dental Association developed HB 429, which “also prohibits dental carriers from denying or recouping a claim due to loss of coverage or patient ineligibility if within 30 days prior to the date of treatment the dentist obtained confirmation of coverage from the carrier.” The law takes effect Jan. 1, 2019.
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