Tex. Ins. Code Section 847.005
Presumed Compliance with Certain Statutory and Regulatory Requirements


(a)

A health benefit plan issuer is presumed to be in compliance with state statutory and regulatory requirements if:

(1)

the health benefit plan issuer has received nonconditional accreditation by a national accreditation organization; and

(2)

the national accreditation organization’s accreditation requirements are the same, substantially similar to, or more stringent than the department’s statutory or regulatory requirements.

(b)

A health benefit plan issuer that offers a Medicare Advantage coordinated care plan under a contract with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is presumed to be in compliance with any state statutory and regulatory requirements that are the same, substantially similar to, or more stringent than the requirements for Medicare Advantage coordinated care plans, as determined by the commissioner.

(c)

If the department determines that a health benefit plan issuer is in compliance with a state statutory or regulatory requirement, the commission may presume that a Medicaid or state child health plan program managed care plan offered by a health benefit plan issuer under contract with the commission is in compliance with any contractual Medicaid or state child health plan program managed care plan requirement that is the same as, substantially similar to, or more stringent than the state statutory or regulatory requirement, as determined by the commission.

(d)

The commissioner may take appropriate action, including imposition of sanctions under Chapter 82 (Sanctions), against a health benefit plan issuer who is presumed under Subsection (a), (b), or (c) to be in compliance with state statutory and regulatory requirements but does not maintain compliance with the same, substantially similar, or more stringent requirements applicable to the issuer under Subsection (a), (b), or (c).

(e)

The department shall monitor and analyze periodically as prescribed by rule by the commissioner updates and amendments made to national accreditation standards as necessary to ensure that those standards remain the same, substantially similar to, or more stringent than the department’s statutory or regulatory requirements.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 789 (S.B. 155), Sec. 1, eff. June 17, 2005.

Source: Section 847.005 — Presumed Compliance with Certain Statutory and Regulatory Requirements, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/IN/htm/IN.­847.­htm#847.­005 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

§ 847.005’s source at texas​.gov