AR State Updates - 2015 Jan 02 No.04

On April 6, 2015, Gov. Hutchison signed SB 318 into law, creating Act 1106. The law makes significant changes to the prior authorization provisions in the Arkansas Insurance Code by repealing earlier provisions and replacing them with a new subchapter in Ark. Code Ann. Section 23-99-901. The new requirements strengthen provider rights and notice under prior authorization requirements by health insurers. Act 1106 addresses urgency and emergency authorizations and nonmedical review requirements and restrictions and requires health insurers to publish written clinical criteria and processes for prior authorizations to the public portion of its website. The law is effective July 22, 2015.

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