(A) In a case involving a prospective determination or a concurrent review determination, a health insuring corporation shall give the provider or health care facility rendering the health care service an opportunity to request in writing on behalf of the enrollee a reconsideration of an adverse determination by the reviewer making the adverse determination. The provider or health care facility may not request a reconsideration without the prior consent of the enrollee. The reconsideration shall occur within three business days after the health insuring corporation's receipt of the written request for reconsideration, and shall be conducted between the provider or health care facility rendering the health care service and the reviewer who made the adverse determination. If that reviewer cannot be available within three business days, the reviewer may designate another reviewer.
(B) If the reconsideration process described in division (A) of this section does not resolve the difference of opinion, the enrollee, an authorized person, or the provider or health care facility acting on behalf of the enrollee may request an internal review under section 1751.83 of the Revised Code. The provider or health care facility may not request an internal review without the prior consent of the enrollee.
(C) Reconsideration is not a prerequisite to an internal or external review of an adverse determination.
(D) The time period allowed by division (A) of this section for a reconsideration of an adverse determination shall not apply if the seriousness of the medical condition of the enrollee requires a more expedited reconsideration. The health insuring corporation shall maintain written procedures for making such an expedited reconsideration.
Effective Date: 05-01-2000 .