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There is no way that you did absolute research on this issue. I will investigate further myself.
Look up 2013 House Bill 1655 VA Code section 38.2-2201
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My ? is a paste from your documentation. I clearly stated MUST file. Below that is where I got my information after your response. Doesn't statutory or mandatory mean MUST?
Effective July 1, 2013, we have a new law in effect that will codify the Assignment of Benefits laws and direct how the law is to be applied by both the healthcare provider and the Med-Pay carriers. The 2013 House Bill 1655 modified VA Code section 38.2-2201 and made honoring of Assignment of Benefits mandatory
Is there a new law July 1 2013 that a doctor must file personal injury claims with the patients medical health insurance first and then the auto policy?
I gave you link to the code itself. Assignment of benefits is quite different than what you asked. You asked if there was a law that made it mandatory to file with the patient's medical insurance first and that IS ABSOLUTELY NOT TRUE under the statute and I gave you the link to that statute. I believe you might have a misunderstanding about this law. The law provides that if the patient assigns these benefits the health and car insurance both can pay the medical provider directly upon assignment and the car insurance would directly reimburse the health insurance. The law does absolutely not say that the healthcare provider must file the claim with the private medical insurance first. Please read the law itself at the link provided. It provides for situations for benefits to be assigned and for payments to be made directly to the provider and that if private health insurance is used the motor vehicle insurance will make direct payment to reimburse the private health insurance.I think you really have misinterpreted what the law is saying as it does not MANDATE that the medical be filed with the private health insurance before the vehicle insurance.
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