Oregon Statutes - Chapter 743 - Health and Life Insurance - Section 743.817 - Requirements for insurers offering managed health or preferred provider organization insurance; rules; opportunity to participate.

An insurer offering managed health insurance or preferred provider organization insurance in this state shall:

(1) File an annual summary with the Department of Consumer and Business Services that reports on the scope and adequacy of the insurerís network and the insurerís ongoing monitoring to ensure that all covered services are reasonably accessible to enrollees. The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services shall adopt rules establishing uniform indicators that insurers offering managed health insurance or preferred provider organization insurance must use for reporting under this subsection, including but not limited to reporting on the scope and adequacy of networks. For the purpose of developing the rules, the director shall consult with an advisory committee appointed by the director. The advisory committee must include representatives of persons likely to be affected by the rules, including consumers, purchasers of health insurance and insurers that offer managed health insurance or preferred provider organization insurance.

(2) Establish a means to provide to the insurerís managed care plan or preferred provider organization insurance enrollees, purchasers and providers a meaningful opportunity to participate in the development and implementation of insurer policy and operation through:

(a) The establishment of advisory panels;

(b) Consultation with advisory panels on major policy decisions; or

(c) Other means including but not limited to:

(A) Governing board meetings or special meetings at which enrollees, purchasers and providers are invited to express opinions; and

(B) Enrollee councils that are given a reasonable opportunity to meet with the governing board or its designee. [1997 c.343 §6; 2001 c.266 §6]

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