State Law

Iowa Admin. Code-Insurance Division-Chapter 27. Preferred Provider Arrangements

08/04/2023 Iowa Section 191-27.8(514F)

Health care insurer requirements

Anti-gag clause, Anti-retaliation

27.8(1) A health care insurer shall not prohibit a participating provider from or penalize a participating provider for discussing treatment options with covered persons, irrespective of the health care insurer’s position on the treatment options, or from advocating on behalf of covered persons within the utilization review or grievance processes established by the health care insurer or a person contracting with the health care insurer.

27.8(2) A health care insurer shall not penalize a provider because the provider, in good faith, reports to state or federal authorities any act or practice by the health care insurer that, in the opinion of the provider, jeopardizes patient health or welfare.