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TITLE 48
MONOPOLIES AND TRADE PRACTICES
CHAPTER 3
IDAHO PATIENT ACT
48-304.  requirements for extraordinary collection action. No person shall engage, directly or indirectly, in any extraordinary collection action against a patient unless:
(1)  Within forty-five (45) days from the date of the provision of goods or the delivery of services to the patient or from the date of discharge of the patient from a health care facility, whichever is later, a health care provider submits its charges related to the provision of goods or services to the third-party payor or payors of the patient, identified by the patient to the health care provider in connection with the services, if any, or, in the event no third-party payor was identified, to the patient;
(2)  Within sixty (60) days from the date of the provision of goods or services to the patient or from the date of discharge, whichever is later, the patient receives from the health care facility that the patient visited, a consolidated summary of services, free of charge, unless the health care facility is exempted from providing a consolidated summary of services pursuant to section 48-309, Idaho Code;
(3)  The patient receives, free of charge, a final statement from the billing entity of the health care provider;
(4)  The health care provider does not charge or cause to accrue any interest, fees, or other ancillary charges until at least sixty (60) days have passed from the date of receipt of the final statement; and
(5)  At least ninety (90) days have passed from receipt of the final statement by the patient and final resolution of all internal reviews, good faith disputes, and appeals of any charges or third-party payor obligations or payments.

History:
[48-304, added 2020, ch. 139, sec. 1, p. 428.]


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