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  376.1065.  Official notification communications, contracting entity requirements. — 1.  As used in this section, the following terms shall mean:

  (1)  "Contracting entity", any health carrier, as such term is defined in section 376.1350, subject to the jurisdiction of the department engaged in the act of contracting with providers for the delivery of dental services, or the selling or assigning of dental network plans to other entities under the jurisdiction of the department;

  (2)  "Department", the department of commerce and insurance;

  (3)  "Official notification", written communication by a provider or participating provider to a contracting entity describing such provider's or participating provider's change in contact information or participation status with the contracting entity;

  (4)  "Participating provider", a provider who has an agreement with a contracting entity to provide dental services with an expectation of receiving payment, other than coinsurance, co-payments, or deductibles, directly or indirectly from such contracting entity;

  (5)  "Provider", any person licensed under chapter 332.

  2.  A contracting entity shall, upon official notification, make changes contained in the official notification to their electronic provider material and their next edition of paper material made available to plan members or other potential plan members.

  3.  The department, when determining the result of a market conduct examination under sections 374.202 to 374.207, shall consider violations of this section by a contracting entity.


(L. 2018 S.B. 982)

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