[USC02] 25 USC 1621s: Prompt action on payment of claims
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25 USC 1621s: Prompt action on payment of claims Text contains those laws in effect on January 27, 2021
From Title 25-INDIANSCHAPTER 18-INDIAN HEALTH CARESUBCHAPTER II-HEALTH SERVICES
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§1621s. Prompt action on payment of claims

(a) Time of response

The Service shall respond to a notification of a claim by a provider of a contract care service with either an individual purchase order or a denial of the claim within 5 working days after the receipt of such notification.

(b) Failure to timely respond

If the Service fails to respond to a notification of a claim in accordance with subsection (a), the Service shall accept as valid the claim submitted by the provider of a contract care service.

(c) Time of payment

The Service shall pay a completed contract care service claim within 30 days after completion of the claim.

(Pub. L. 94–437, title II, §220, as added Pub. L. 102–573, title II, §215, Oct. 29, 1992, 106 Stat. 4558 .)