Oregon Statutes - Chapter 743A - Health Insurance: Required Reimbursements - Section 743A.140 - Bilateral cochlear implants.

(1) Whenever any policy of health insurance provides for reimbursement of a cochlear implant, the insured under the policy is entitled to coverage of bilateral cochlear implants.

(2) For purposes of ORS 746.230, a reasonable investigation of a claim for bilateral cochlear implants must include a request to the treating surgeon for a written recommendation based on peer-reviewed medical literature and for the medical findings that support the recommendation.

(3) The provisions of this section apply to a health benefit plan as defined in ORS 743.730.

(4) The provisions of this section are exempt from ORS 743A.001. [2007 c.504 §2]

Note: Section 8, chapter 504, Oregon Laws 2007, provides:

Sec. 8. Section 2 of this 2007 Act [743A.140] and the amendments to ORS 750.055 and 750.333 by sections 3 to 7 of this 2007 Act apply to policies or certificates issued or renewed on or after the effective date of this 2007 Act [January 1, 2008]. [2007 c.504 §8]

Note: 743A.140 was added to and made a part of the Insurance Code by legislative action but was not added to ORS chapter 743A or any series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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