Iowa Admin. Code r. 441-75.2 - Medical resources

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 20, April 6, 2022

Medical resources include health and accident insurance, eligibility for care through the Department of Veterans Affairs, specialized child health services. Title XVIII of the Social Security Act (Medicare), and other resources for meeting the cost of medical care which may be available to the member These resources must be used when reasonably available.

(1) The department shall approve payment only for those services or that part of the cost of a given service for which no medical resources exist unless pay and chase provisions as defined in rule 441-75.25 (249A) are applicable.
a. Persons who have been approved by the Social Security Administration for Supplemental Security Income shall complete Form 470-0364, 470-0364(M), 470-0364(MS), or 470-0364(S), SSI Medicaid Information, and return it to the department.
b. Persons eligible for Part B of the Medicare program shall make assignment to the department on Form 470-0364, 470-0364(M), 470-0364(MS), or 470-0364(S), SSI Medicaid Information.
(2) As a condition of eligibility for medical assistance, a person who has the legal capacity to execute an assignment shall do all of the following:
a. Assign to the department any rights to payments of medical care from any third party to the extent that payment has been made under the medical assistance program. The applicant's signature on any form listed in 441-subrule 76.1(1) shall constitute agreement to the assignment. The assignment shall be effective for the entire period for which medical assistance is paid.
b. Cooperate with the department in obtaining third-party payments. The member or one acting on the member's behalf shall:
(1) File a claim or submit an application for any reasonably available medical resource, and
(2) Cooperate in the processing of the claim or application.
c. Cooperate with the department in identifying and providing information to assist the department in pursuing any third party who may be liable to pay for medical care and services available under the medical assistance program.
(3) Good cause for failure to cooperate in the filing or processing of a claim or application shall be considered to exist when the member, or one acting on behalf of a minor, or of a legally incompetent adult member, is physically or mentally incapable of cooperation. Good cause shall be considered to exist when cooperation is reasonably anticipated to result in:
a. Physical or emotional harm to the member for whom medical resources are being sought.
b. Physical or emotional harm to the parent or payee, acting on the behalf of a minor, or of a legally incompetent adult member, for whom medical resources are being sought.
(4) Failure to cooperate as required in subrule 75.2(2) without good cause as defined in subrule 75.2(3) shall result in the termination of medical assistance benefits. The department shall make the determination of good cause based on information and evidence provided by the member or by one acting on the member's behalf
a. The medical assistance benefits of a minor or a legally incompetent adult member shall not be terminated for failure to cooperate in reporting medical resources.
b. When a parent or payee acting on behalf of a minor or legally incompetent adult member fails to file a claim or application for reasonably available medical resources or fails to cooperate in the processing of a claim or application without good cause, the medical assistance benefits of the parent or payee shall be terminated.

This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code sections 249A.4, 249A.5 and 249A.6.

Notes

Iowa Admin. Code r. 441-75.2
ARC 7546B, lAB 2/11/09, effective 4/1/09; ARC 8503B, lAB 2/10/10, effective 1/13/10; ARC 8785B, lAB 6/2/10, effective 8/1/10

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