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WAC 182-538-120

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Enrollee request for a second medical opinion.

(1) A managed care enrollee has the right to a timely referral for a second opinion upon request when:
(a) The enrollee needs more information about treatment recommended by the provider or managed care organization (MCO); or
(b) The enrollee believes the MCO is not authorizing medically necessary care.
(2) A managed care enrollee has a right to a second opinion from a participating provider. At the MCO's discretion, a clinically appropriate nonparticipating provider who is agreed upon by the MCO and the enrollee may provide the second opinion.
(3) Primary care case management (PCCM) enrollees have a right to a timely referral for a second opinion by another provider who has a core provider agreement with the agency.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021, 42 C.F.R. 438. WSR 13-02-010, § 182-538-120, filed 12/19/12, effective 2/1/13. WSR 11-14-075, recodified as § 182-538-120, filed 6/30/11, effective 7/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.09.522. WSR 08-15-110, § 388-538-120, filed 7/18/08, effective 8/18/08; WSR 06-03-081, § 388-538-120, filed 1/12/06, effective 2/12/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.522, 2003 E1 c 25 § 201(4), 2004 c 276 § 201(4), 42 U.S.C. 1396N (section 1915 (b) and (c) of the Social Security Act of 1924). WSR 05-01-066, § 388-538-120, filed 12/8/04, effective 1/8/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.09.080, 74.08.510, [74.08.]522, 74.09.450, 1115 Waiver, 42 U.S.C. 1396. WSR 02-01-075, § 388-538-120, filed 12/14/01, effective 1/14/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.510 and [74.09.]522 and 1115 Federal Waiver, 42 U.S.C. 1396 (a), (e), (p), 42 U.S.C. 1396r-6(b), 42 U.S.C. 1396u-2. WSR 00-04-080, § 388-538-120, filed 2/1/00, effective 3/3/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090 and 1995 2nd sp.s. c 18. WSR 95-18-046 (Order 3886), § 388-538-120, filed 8/29/95, effective 9/1/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090. WSR 93-17-039 (Order 3621), § 388-538-120, filed 8/11/93, effective 9/11/93.]