Iowa Admin. Code r. 441-73.22 - Payment to the managed care organization

(1) Capitation rate. In consideration for all services rendered by a managed care organization under a contract with the department, the managed care organization will receive a payment each month for each enrolled member. The monthly reimbursement may be reduced by amounts withheld for pay-for-performance components of the contract. The withheld amounts will be distributed based on the terms defined in the managed care contract. Additionally, the department will make an allowance for obligations resulting from Section 9010 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the health insurance providers fee. This capitation rate, inclusive of the amounts withheld and the health insurance providers fee, represents the total obligation of the department with respect to the costs of medical care and services provided to enrolled members under the contract except as otherwise designated in the contract rate. Pay-for-performance terms will allow for incentive reimbursement if the managed care organization meets metrics defined in the managed care contract.
(2) Determination of rate. The actuarially sound capitation rate will be determined according to the terms of federal funding requirements, including 42 CFR 438.6 as amended to October 16, 2015, Actuarial Standards of Practice 49, and other related CMS regulations and generally accepted actuarial principles and practices.
(3) Third-party liability. If an enrolled member has health insurance coverage or a responsible party other than the Medicaid program available for payment of medical expenses, it is the right and responsibility of the managed care organization to investigate these third-party resources and attempt to obtain payment. The managed care organization shall retain all funds collected from third-party resources. A complete record of all income from these sources must be maintained and made available to the department on request.
(4) Medical loss ratio. The managed care organization shall report the experienced medical loss ratio for each contract rate period. In the event that the medical loss ratio falls below the department-designated target, the department shall recoup excess capitation paid to the managed care organization.


Iowa Admin. Code r. 441-73.22
Adopted by IAB January 6, 2016/Volume XXXVIII, Number 14, effective 1/1/2016

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