Carson City, NV - November 06, 2018
Commissioner Barbara Richardson
officially accepted the Network Adequacy Advisory Council’s recommendation for
the establishment of additional standards to use in evaluating each health
benefit plan network for Plan Year 2020. The Council submitted their
recommendations to the Commissioner on September 14, 2018.
The Commissioner accepted the
Council’s recommendation on September 19, 2018. The Council recommended
splitting Mental Health providers and having separate requirements for
Psychiatry, Psychology, and LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Workers).
The Commissioner’s formal acceptance and a copy of the
Council’s recommendation are located on the Division’s website at http://doi.nv.gov/Insurers/Life_and_Health/Network_Adequacy_Advisory_Council/.
A workshop and hearing will be
scheduled to implement the Council’s recommendation as a temporary regulation
for Plan Year 2020 policies. To view the dates, times and agendas for the
hearings, please visit the Division’s website at http://doi.nv.gov/News-Notices/Meetings-Hearings/.
In addition to the acceptance of
the recommendation, the Division is currently accepting applications for
individuals to represent consumers or consumer groups to fill a recent vacancy
on the Network Adequacy Advisory Council.
The deadline to submit an
application is November 15, 2018 no later than 5:00 PM (PST). The applications
may be sent to:
Nevada Division of Insurance
Attention: Tracy Zehner
1818 E. College Parkway, Suite
Carson City, Nevada 89706
or by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information and to view
the notice visit the Division’s website at http://doi.nv.gov/Notices/.
The Network Adequacy Advisory
Council is composed of 9 members appointed by Nevada’s Insurance Commissioner
Barbara Richardson. This Council was created under the Network Adequacy
Regulation R049-14 to recommend additional standards for determining whether a
network plan is adequate.
The Council will be reconvened
early 2019 to begin the process for Plan Year 2021.
About the Nevada Division of
The State of Nevada Division of
Insurance, a Division of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry,
protects the rights of Nevada consumers and regulates Nevada’s $14 billion
insurance industry. The Division of Insurance has offices in Carson City and
Las Vegas. In 2017, the Division investigated more than 3,200 consumer
complaints and recovered over $5 million on behalf of consumers. For more
information about the Division of Insurance, visit DOI.NV.GOV.