- Report Published -
|Mandated Direct Reimbursement of Optometrists and Opticians Pursuant to Section 38.2-3408 and 38.2-4221 or the Code of Virginia|
|Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits|
|Sections 38.2-3408 and 38.2-4221 of the Code of Virginia require insurers to reimburse directly optometrists and opticians who provide covered services within their scope of licensure. The statutes do not, however, require insurers to provide coverage for any specific services.|
The Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits (Advisory Commission) reviewed the optometrist and optician mandates as part of its review of Virginia's existing mandated benefit and provider requirements pursuant to §§ 9-298 and 9-299 of the Code of Virginia. The Advisory Commission held a public hearing on April 5, 1993 to receive comments on both mandated provider categories.