58-17G-3Health carrier to develop and maintain systems to measure quality of services--System requirements--Description of quality assessment program to be filed with director.

Any health carrier that provides managed care plans shall develop and maintain the infrastructure and disclosure systems necessary to measure the quality of health care services provided to covered persons on a regular basis and appropriate to the types of plans offered by the health carrier. A health carrier shall:

(1)    Utilize a system designed to assess the quality of health care provided to covered persons and appropriate to the types of plans offered by the health carrier. The system shall include systematic collection, analysis, and reporting of relevant data in accordance with statutory and regulatory requirements. The level of quality assessment activities undertaken by a health plan may vary based on the plan's structure with the least amount of quality assessment activities required being those plans which are open and the provider network is simply a discounted fee for service preferred provider organization; and

(2)    File a written description of the quality assessment program with the director in the prescribed general format, which shall include a signed certification by a corporate officer of the health carrier that the filing meets the requirements of this chapter.

Source: SL 2011, ch 219, § 23.

Commission Note: SL 2012, ch 239, § 1 provides: "The provisions of chapter 219 of the 2011 Session Laws shall be deemed repealed if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Pub. L. No. 111-148, 124 Stat. 119 (2010), as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Pub. L. No. 111-152, 124 Stat. 1029 (2010) is found to be unconstitutional in its entirety by a final decision of a federal court of competent jurisdiction and all appeals exhausted or time for appeals elapsed."