§ 27-48-1 Definitions
§ 27-48-2 Coverage for medically necessary inpatient care for mother and newly born child
§ 27-48-3 Prohibition against plan termination of services, reduction of capitation payment, or other penalty for health care provider in compliance with chapter; prohibition against financial encouragement of early discharge from postpartum care
§ 27-48-4 Penalties for noncompliance with chapter; suspension or revocation of insurance company or health maintenance organization license
§ 27-48-5 Applicability of chapter to Alabama Medicaid Agency programs

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 27 > Chapter 48

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN: A health insurance policy that covers hospital, medical, or surgical expenses, health maintenance organizations, preferred provider organizations, medical service organizations, physician-hospital organizations, or any other person, firm, corporation, joint venture, or other similar business entity that pays for, purchases, or furnishes health care services to patients, insureds, or beneficiaries in this state. See Alabama Code 27-48-1
  • MEDICALLY NECESSARY: A medical or surgical service, including inpatient hospital care, is medically necessary when in the opinion of the attending physician or the attending certified nurse midwife practicing in collaboration with an obstetrician-gynecologist, the patient's health would be adversely affected if the service is withheld or discontinued. See Alabama Code 27-48-1
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.