§ 27-20.10-5. Third-party rights and responsibilities.
(a) A third-party, having itself been granted access to a provider's health care services and contractual discounts pursuant to a provider network contract, that subsequently grants access to another third-party is obligated to comply with the rights and responsibilities imposed on contracting entities under § 27-20.10-4 and 27-20.10-6.
(b) A third-party that enters into a contract with another third-party to access a provider's health care services and contractual discounts pursuant to a provider network contract is obligated to comply with the rights and responsibilities imposed on third-parties under this § 27-20.10-5.
(c)(1) A third-party will provide to the contracting entity the location of a website, or identify another readily available mechanism such as a toll-free telephone number, which the contracting entity will make available to the providers under the provider network contract accessed through the contracting entity. The website or other readily available mechanism will identify the name of the person or entity to which the third-party subsequently grants access to the provider's health care services and contractual discounts pursuant to the provider network contract.
(2) The website will allow the providers under the contracting entity's provider network contract access to the information referenced in (c)(1) above, and will be updated on a routine basis as additional persons or entities are granted access. The website must be updated to reflect all current persons and entities with access every ninety (90) days. Upon request, a contracting entity shall make updated access information available to a provider via telephone or through direct notification.
(P.L. 2009, ch. 190, § 1; P.L. 2009, ch. 209, § 1.)