DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
INSURANCE COMMISSIONER MATTHEW DENN hereby gives notice that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. in the Consumer Services Hearing Room at the Delaware Department of Insurance, Rodney Building, 841 Silver Lake Blvd., Dover, Delaware. The hearing is to amending Regulation 1310 relating to Standards for Prompt, Fair and Equitable Settlement of Claims for Health Care Services.
The purpose for amending Regulation 1310 is to speed resolution of health care providers’ claims and simplify the current process for resolution of those claims. The proposed amendments provide for a 30 day time period for insurers to process all clean claims and limits the number of times an insurer can request additional information from a provider. The proposed amendment also redefines a clean claim and changes the penalty provisions for violations of the regulation. The hearing officer shall also consider any non-substantive technical changes that may presented at the time of the hearing. This hearing will also consider changes to the proposed regulation resulting from the public hearing conducted by the Department on March 3, 2005.
The hearing will be conducted in accordance with 18 Del.C. §311 and the Delaware Administrative Procedures Act, 29 Del.C. Chapter 101. Comments are being solicited from any interested party. Comments may be in writing or may be presented orally at the hearing. Written comments, testimony or other written materials concerning the proposed change to the regulation must be received by the Department of Insurance no later than 4:30 p.m., Monday June 27, 2005, and should be addressed to Deputy Attorney General Michael J. Rich, c/o Delaware Department of Insurance, 841 Silver Lake Boulevard, Dover, DE 19904, or sent by fax to 302.739.5566 or email to email@example.com.