For the purposes of these rules, the following terms are used as defined below: (3-30-07)

01. ICF/ID. Intermediate Care Facility for People with Intellectual Disabilities. An ICF/ID is an entity licensed as an ICF/ID and federally certified to provide care to Medicaid and Medicare participants with developmental disabilities. (3-30-07)

02. Idaho Behavioral Health Plan (IBHP). The Idaho Behavioral Health Plan is a prepaid ambulatory health plan (PAHP) that provides outpatient behavioral health coverage for Medicaid-eligible children and adults. Outpatient behavioral health services include mental health and substance use disorder treatment as well as case management services. The coordination and provision of behavioral health services as authorized through the IBHP contract are provided to qualified, enrolled participants by a statewide network of professionally licensed and certified behavioral health providers. (3-20-14)

03. Idaho Infant Toddler Program (ITP). The Idaho Infant Toddler Program serves children from birth through the end of their 36th month of age, who meet the requirements and provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C. (7-1-18)

04. In-Patient Hospital Services. Services that are ordinarily furnished in a hospital for the care and treatment of an in-patient under the direction of a physician or dentist except for those services provided in mental hospitals. (3-30-07)

05. Intermediary. Any organization that administers Title XIX or Title XXI; in this case the Department of Health and Welfare. (3-30-07)

06. Intermediate Care Facility Services. Those services furnished in an intermediate care facility as defined in 42 CFR 440.150, but excluding services provided in a Christian Science Sanatorium. (3-30-07)

07. Legal Representative. A parent with custody of a minor child, one who holds a legally-executed and effective power of attorney for health decisions, or a court-appointed guardian whose powers include the power to make health care decisions. (3-30-07)

08. Legend Drug. A drug that requires, by federal regulation or state rule, the order of a licensed medical practitioner before dispensing or administration to the patient. (3-30-07)

09. Level of Care. The classification in which a participant is placed, based on severity of need for institutional care. (3-30-07)

10. Licensed, Qualified Professionals. Individuals licensed, registered, or certified by national certification standards in their respective discipline, or otherwise qualified within the state of Idaho. (3-30-07)

11. Lock-In Program. An administrative sanction, required of a participant found to have misused the services provided by the Medical Assistance Program. The participant is required to select one (1) provider in the identified area(s) of misuse to serve as the primary provider. (3-30-07)

12. Locum Tenens/Reciprocal Billing. The practice of a physician to retain a substitute physician when the regular physician is absent for reasons such as illness, pregnancy, vacation, or continuing medical education. The substitute physician is called the "Locum Tenens" physician. Reimbursement to a Locum Tenens physician will be limited to a period of ninety (90) continuous days. Reciprocal billing occurs when a substitute physician covers the regular physician during an absence or on an on-call basis a period of fourteen (14) continuous days or less. (3-30-07)

13. Medical Assistance. Payments for part or all of the cost of services funded by Titles XIX or XXI of the federal Social Security Act, as amended. (3-30-07)

14. Medicaid. Idaho's Medical Assistance Program. (3-30-07)

15. Medicaid-Related Ancillary Costs. For the purpose of these rules, those services considered to be ancillary by Medicare cost reporting principles. Medicaid-related ancillary costs will be determined by apportioning direct and indirect costs associated with each ancillary service to Medicaid participants by dividing Medicaid charges into total charges for that service. The resulting percentage, when multiplied by the ancillary service cost, will be considered Medicaid-related ancillaries. (3-30-07)

16. Medical Necessity (Medically Necessary). A service is medically necessary if: (3-30-07)

a. It is reasonably calculated to prevent, diagnose, or treat conditions in the participant that endanger life, cause pain, or cause functionally significant deformity or malfunction; and (3-30-07)

b. There is no other equally effective course of treatment available or suitable for the participant requesting the service that is more conservative or substantially less costly. (3-30-07)

c. Medical services must be: (3-20-20)

i. Of a quality that meets professionally-recognized standards of health care; and (3-20-20)

ii. Substantiated by records including evidence of such medical necessity and quality. Those records must be made available to the Department upon request. (3-20-20)

17. Medical Supplies. Healthcare-related items that are consumable, disposable, or cannot withstand repeated use by more than one (1) individual, are suitable for use in any setting in which normal life activities take place, and are reasonable and medically necessary for the treatment of a disability, illness, or injury for a Medicaid participant. (7-1-17)

18. Medicare Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractor Jurisdiction D Supplier Manual (CMS/Medicare DME Coverage Manual). A publication that is incorporated by reference in Section 004 of these rules and contains information on DME supplier enrollment, documentation, claim submission, coverage, appeals, and overpayments. (7-1-17)

19. Midwife. An individual qualified as one (1) of the following: (3-29-12)

a. Licensed Midwife. A person who is licensed by the Idaho Board of Midwifery under Title 54, Chapter 55, Idaho Code, and IDAPA 24.26.01, "Rules of the Idaho Board of Midwifery." (3-29-12)

b. Nurse Midwife (NM). An advanced practice registered nurse who is licensed by the Idaho Board of Nursing and who meets all the applicable requirements to practice as a nurse midwife under Title 54, Chapter 14, Idaho Code, and IDAPA 23.01.01, "Rules of the Idaho Board of Nursing." (3-29-12)

20. Nominal Charges. A public provider's charges are nominal where aggregate charges amount to less than one-half (1/2) of the reasonable cost of the services provided. (3-30-07)

21. Non-Legend Drug. Any drug the distribution of which is not subject to the ordering, dispensing, or administering by a licensed medical practitioner. (3-30-07)

22. Non-Physician Practitioner (NPP). A non-physician practitioner, previously referred to as a midlevel practitioner, comprises the following practitioner types: certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA), nurse practitioners (NP), nurse midwives (NM), clinical nurse specialists (CNS), pharmacist (RPh), and physician assistants (PA), as defined in these rules. (3-20-20)

23. Nurse Practitioner (NP). A registered nurse or licensed professional nurse (RN) who meets all the applicable requirements to practice as nurse practitioner under Title 54, Chapter 14, Idaho Code, and IDAPA 23.01.01, "Rules of the Idaho Board of Nursing." (7-1-13)

24. Nursing Facility (NF). An institution, or distinct part of an institution, that is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing care and related services for participants. It is an entity licensed as a nursing facility and federally certified to provide care to Medicaid and Medicare participants. Participants must require medical or nursing care, or rehabilitation services for injuries, disabilities, or sickness. (3-30-07)

25. Orthotic. Pertaining to or promoting the support of an impaired joint or limb. (3-30-07)

26. Outpatient Hospital Services. Preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, rehabilitative, or palliative items or services furnished by or under the direction of a physician or dentist to a patient not in need of inpatient hospital care. (3-30-07)

27. Out-of-State Care. Medical service that is not provided in Idaho or bordering counties is considered out-of-state. Bordering counties outside Idaho are considered out-of-state for the purpose of authorizing long term care. (3-30-07)

28. Oxygen-Related Equipment. Equipment that is utilized or acquired for the routine administration of oxygen in any setting in which normal life activities take place. This includes oxygen tanks, regulators, humidification nebulizers, oxygen concentrators, and related equipment. Equipment that is used solely for the administration of medication into the lungs is excluded from this definition. (7-1-17)

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