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R590. Insurance, Administration.

Rule R590-194. Coverage of Dietary Products for Inborn Errors of Amino Acid or Urea Cycle Metabolism.

As in effect on September 1, 2016

Table of Contents

R590-194-1. Authority.

This rule is promulgated pursuant to Subsections 31A-2-201(1) and 31A-2-201(3)(a) in which the commissioner is empowered to administer and enforce this title and to make rules to implement the provisions of this title. The authority to set minimum standards by rule for coverage of dietary products for inborn errors of amino acid or urea cycle metabolism is provided by Subsection 31A-22-623(2).

R590-194-2. Purpose.

The purpose of this rule is to establish minimum standards of coverage for dietary products, including formulas and low protein modified food products, used for the treatment of inborn errors of amino acid or urea cycle metabolism. This coverage will be provided at levels consistent with the major medical benefit provided under an accident and health insurance policy. This entails the identification of a uniform billing code standard to be used by health insurers for the processing of claims covering dietary formulas in conjunction with the treatment of these specific inborn metabolic errors.

R590-194-3. Definitions.

For purposes of this rule the commissioner adopts the definitions as particularly set forth in Section 31A-1-301 and Subsection 31A-22-623(1).

R590-194-4. Applicability and Scope.

(1) This rule applies to all accident and health insurance policies sold in Utah which contain major medical benefits.

(2) This rules does not prohibit an insurer from requesting additional information required to determine eligibility of the claim under the terms of the policy, certificate or both, as issued to the claimant.

R590-194-5. Minimum Standards and General Provisions.

(1) Dietary products used for the treatment of inborn errors of amino acid or urea cycle metabolism must be used under the direction of a physician.

(2) Preauthorization for dietary products may be required if the preauthorization requirement is stated in the policy.

(3) Each insurer will provide direct access to a designated person familiar with the pertinent information in this rule, in order to facilitate the processing of claims for medical foods and low protein modified food products.

(4) For the purpose of this rule, dietary products will be paid under the major medical benefit, not under any limited benefit, such as Durable Medical Equipment(DME). The dietary product benefit is subject only to the major medical benefit limit.

(5) The uniform billing code Standard Number 27-4010, "Coverage for Metabolic Dietary Products," published by the Utah Health Information Network, implemented February 12, 1999, is incorporated in this rule by reference. This uniform billing standard is adopted under 31A-22-614.5, and shall be accepted and utilized for the billing and processing of claims for medical food and low protein modified food products coverage. This standard is available at the Utah Insurance Department upon request.

R590-194-6. Severability.

If any provision or clause of this rule or its application to any person or situation is held invalid, such validity may not affect any other provision or application of this rule which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this rule are declare to be severable.


insurance law

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

December 1, 1999

Notice of Continuation

August 20, 2014

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

31A-2-201; 31A-22-614.5; 31A-22-623

Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R590, please contact the promulgating agency (Insurance, Administration). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.