Ariz. Admin. Code § R9-22-1101 - Basis for Civil Monetary Penalties and Assessments for Fraudulent Claims; Definitions

Current through Register Vol. 48, No. 14, April 8, 2022

A. Scope. This Article applies to prohibited acts as described under A.R.S. § 36-2918(A), and submissions of encounters to the Administration. The Administration considers a person who aids and abets a prohibited act affecting any of the AHCCCS programs or Health Care Group to be engaging in a prohibited act under A.R.S. § 36-2918(A).
B. Purpose. This Article describes the circumstances AHCCCS considers and the process that AHCCCS uses to determine the amount of a penalty, assessment, or penalty and assessment as required under A.R.S. § 36-2918. This Article includes the process and time-frames used by a person to request a State Fair Hearing.
C. Definitions. The following definitions apply to this Article:
1. "Assessment" means a monetary amount that does not exceed twice the dollar amount claimed by the person for each service.
2. "Claim" means a request for payment submitted by a person for payment for a service or line item of service, including a submission of an encounter.
3. "Day" means calendar day unless otherwise specified.
4. "File" means the date that AHCCCS receives a written acceptance, request for compromise, request for a counter proposal, or a request for a State Fair Hearing as established by a date stamp on the written document or other record of receipt.
5. "Penalty" means a monetary amount, based on the number of items of service claimed or reported, that does not exceed $2,000 times the number of line items of service.
6. "Person" means an individual or entity as described under A.R.S. § 1-215.
7. "Reason to know" or "had reason to know" means that a person, acts in deliberate ignorance of the truth or falsity of, or with reckless disregard of the truth or falsity of information. No proof of specific intent to defraud is required.


Ariz. Admin. Code § R9-22-1101
Adopted effective October 1, 1986 (Supp. 86-5). Amended subsection A. effective May 30, 1989 (Supp. 89-2). Amended effective September 29, 1992 (Supp. 92-3). Amended effective June 9, 1998 (Supp. 98-2). Amended by final rulemaking at 10 A.A.R. 3056, effective September 11, 2004 (Supp. 04-3). Amended by final rulemaking at 17 A.A.R. 2615, effective February 4, 2012 (Supp. 11-4).

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