(a) Insurance carriers shall make appropriate payment of charges for medical services
provided under this subtitle. An insurance carrier may contract with a separate entity to forward payments for
medical services. Any payment due the insurance carrier from the separate entity must be made in accordance
with the contract. The separate entity is subject to the direction of the insurance carrier, and the
insurance carrier is responsible for the actions of the separate entity under this
(b) The commissioner shall provide by rule for the review and audit of the payment
by insurance carriers of charges for medical services provided under this subtitle
to ensure compliance of health care providers and insurance carriers with the medical
policies and fee guidelines adopted by the commissioner.
(c) The rules must require the insurance carrier to pay the expenses of the review
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