New OON Law Disclosure Form!
As you are aware, on June 1, 2018, Governor Murphy signed into law the Out-of-Network Consumer Protection, Transparency, Cost Containment and Accountability Act. The main components of the bill were designed to protect patients from unexpected out-of-network bills for providers operating at in-network hospitals or other healthcare facilities. There are however several new disclosure requirements that apply to all out-of-network providers, including chiropractic physicians.
The ANJC’s General Counsel Jeff Randolph has put together a detailed explanation of these new required disclosures. Click here for Jeff’s breakdown.
Mr. Randolph will also be presenting on these new protocols at the upcoming ANJC Regional Meetings. The meetings will be held:
Central – Wednesday, September 12th, in Monroe, NJ Register here.
Southern – Thursday, September 20th, in Deptford, NJ Register here.
NE/NW – Wednesday, October 3rd, in Parsippany, NJ Register here.
The new law requires the Board of Chiropractic Examiners to develop a Uniform Disclosure Form for all chiropractors to utilize consistent with the new law. However, the uniform disclosure form will most likely not be finalized by the Board by the effective date of the new law, August 29, 2018.
In the interim, the ANJC has developed a sample form that addresses the disclosures required by the new law. Click here for the sample form.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THIS FORM IS A SAMPLE ONLY AND EACH MEMBER MUST TAILOR IT TO THEIR INDIVIDUAL PRACTICE SITUATION. FURTHER, ONCE THE BOARD PROMULGATES ITS UNIFORM DISCLOSURE FORM, THE UNIFORM DISCLOSURE FORM WILL SUPERCEDE ANY INTERIM FORMS AND MUST BE USED BY ALL CHIROPRACTORS FROM THE OFFICIAL DATE OF PROMULGATION FORWARD.
The ANJC will advise as to the progress of implementation of the Uniform Disclosure Form as this information is received.