State Law

Iowa Admin. Code-Insurance Division-Chapter 71. Small Group Health Benefit Plans

08/04/2023 Iowa Section 191-71.20(514C)

Treatment options

Anti-gag clause, Anti-retaliation

71.20(1) A carrier shall not prohibit a participating provider from or penalize a participating provider for discussing treatment options with covered persons, irrespective of the carrier’s position on the treatment options, or from advocating on behalf of covered persons within the utilization review or grievance processes established by the carrier or a person contracting with the carrier.

71.20(2) A carrier shall not penalize a provider because the provider, in good faith, reports to state or federal authorities any act or practice by the carrier that, in the opinion of the provider, jeopardizes patient health or welfare.