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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 21. Insurance
- Chapter 54. Health Insurance
- Section 20. Direct Payment to Providers.
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AS 21.54.020. Direct Payment to Providers.
- (a) On the written request of a covered person, a health care insurer shall pay amounts due under a health
insurance policy directly to the provider of medical care services. A health insurance policy may not contain a provision that requires
services be provided by a particular hospital or person, except as applicable to a managed care plan under AS 21.07 or a health maintenance organization under AS 21.86. If a health care insurer makes a claim payment to the covered person after the
covered person has given written notice electing direct payment to the provider of the service, the health care insurer shall also pay
that amount to the provider of the service.
- (b) A covered person may revoke an election of direct claim payment made under (a) of this section by giving
written notice of the revocation to the health care insurer and to the provider of the service. The written notice of revocation to the
health care insurer must certify that the covered person has given written notice of revocation to the provider of the service.
Revocation of direct claim payment is not effective until the later of the date the health care insurer received the notice of
revocation or the date the provider of the service received the revocation.
- (c) The right of the covered person to request payment of indemnities under a blanket health insurance policy
directly to the provider of the services or to another person may be transferred by a qualified domestic relations order to a person who
is not the covered person. Rights under the qualified domestic relations order do not take effect until the order is received by the
health care insurer. In this subsection, "qualified domestic relations order" means an order or judgment in a divorce or dissolution
action under AS 25.24 that designates a person to determine to whom indemnities for a covered person
should be paid under a health insurance policy.
- (d) This section does not prohibit a health care insurer from recovering an amount mistakenly paid to a provider
or a covered person.
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