(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]
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