New Pre-Cert Program?

thinkTexas law gives patients the right to request, in advance, estimates of charges from providers and facilities and estimated payments from health plans. Providers, facilities, and health plans have 10 days to produce the estimates – The Texas Department of Insurance

Why don’t Plan Sponsors in Texas use this little known law as the basis of a pre-cert program? Precertification of what the plan will pay and what the patient will be responsible for prior to services rendered. We have been doing exactly this on most dental plans for years.