Ins. Code Section 1301.1054
Requests for Additional Information
(a)If an insurer needs additional information from a treating preferred provider to determine payment, the insurer, not later than the 30th calendar day after the date the insurer receives a clean claim, shall request in writing that the preferred provider provide an attachment to the claim that is relevant and necessary for clarification of the claim. The request must describe with specificity the clinical information requested and relate only to information the insurer can demonstrate is specific to the claim or the claim’s related episode of care. The preferred provider is not required to provide an attachment that is not contained in, or is not in the process of being incorporated into, the patient’s medical or billing record maintained by a preferred provider.
(b)An insurer that requests an attachment under Subsection (a) shall determine whether the claim is payable on or before the later of the 15th day after the date the insurer receives the requested attachment or the latest date for determining whether the claim is payable under Section 1301.103 (Deadline for Action on Clean Claims) or 1301.104 (Deadline for Action on Pharmacy Claims; Payment).
(c)An insurer may not make more than one request under Subsection (a) in connection with a claim. Sections 1301.102 (Submission of Claim)(b) and 1301.1021 (Receipt of Claim) apply to a request for and submission of an attachment under Subsection (a).
(d)If an insurer requests an attachment or other information from a person other than the preferred provider who submitted the claim, the insurer shall provide notice containing the name of the physician or health care provider from whom the insurer is requesting information to the preferred provider who submitted the claim. The insurer may not withhold payment pending receipt of an attachment or information requested under this subsection. If on receiving an attachment or information requested under this subsection the insurer determines that there was an error in payment of the claim, the insurer may recover any overpayment under Section 1301.132 (Overpayment).
(e)The commissioner shall adopt rules under which an insurer can easily identify attachments or other information submitted by a physician or health care provider under this section.
Section 1301.1054 — Requests for Additional Information,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/IN/htm/IN.1301.htm#1301.1054 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).