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Section 608 Payment for independent dispute resolution entity

Financial Services Law (FIS)

(a) For disputes involving an insured, when the independent dispute resolution entity determines the health care plan's payment is reasonable, payment for the dispute resolution process shall be the responsibility of the non-participating physician. When the independent dispute resolution entity determines the non-participating physician's fee is reasonable, payment for the dispute resolution process shall be the responsibility of the health care plan. When a good faith negotiation directed by the independent dispute resolution entity pursuant to paragraph four of subsection (a) of section six hundred five of this article, or paragraph six of subsection (a) of section six hundred seven of this article results in a settlement between the health care plan and non-participating physician, the health care plan and the non-participating physician shall evenly divide and share the prorated cost for dispute resolution.

  (b) For disputes involving a patient that is not an insured, when the independent dispute resolution entity determines the physician's fee is reasonable, payment for the dispute resolution process shall be the responsibility of the patient unless payment for the dispute resolution process would pose a hardship to the patient. The superintendent shall promulgate a regulation to determine payment for the dispute resolution process in cases of hardship. When the independent dispute resolution entity determines the physician's fee is unreasonable, payment for the dispute resolution process shall be the responsibility of the physician.