Iowa Admin. Code r. 441-74.10 - Right to appeal
Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 12, December 15, 2021
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441—74.10(249A,85GA,SF446) Right to appeal.
74.10(1) Decisions and actions by the department regarding eligibility or services provided under this chapter may be appealed pursuant to 441—Chapter 7. A provider requesting a hearing on behalf of a member must have the prior express written consent of the member or the member’s lawfully appointed guardian. Notwithstanding any contrary provision in 441—Chapter 7, no hearing will be granted unless the provider submits a document providing the member’s consent to the request for a state fair hearing. The document must specifically inform the member that protected health information (PHI) may be discussed at the hearing and may be made public in the course of the hearing and subsequent administrative and judicial proceedings. The document must contain language that indicates the member’s knowledge of the potential for PHI to become public and that the member knowingly, voluntarily, and intelligently consents to the provider’s bringing the state fair hearing on the member’s behalf.
74.10(2) Members will not be entitled to an appeal hearing if the sole basis for denying or limiting services is discontinuance of the program pursuant to rule 441—74.14(249A,85GA,SF446).
74.10(3) Coverage decisions and actions by participating marketplace choice plans must first be appealed through the plan’s internal appeal process and through the external review process pursuant to Iowa Administrative Code 191—Chapter 76. After a member has exhausted the member’s rights under the external review process, the member may appeal a decision or action pursuant to 441—Chapter 7. Appeal requests made pursuant to 441—Chapter 7 shall result in a change from benefits and service delivery under subrule 74.12(2) to benefits and service delivery under subrule 74.12(1). Benefits and service delivery under subrule 74.12(1) shall remain in effect for the remainder of the member’s eligibility period.
[ARC 1135C, IAB 10/30/13, effective 10/2/13; ARC 1698C, IAB 10/29/14, effective 1/1/15]