Iowa Admin. Code r. 441-80.3 - Payment from other sources

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

(1) Payments deducted. The amount of any payment made directly to the provider of care by the recipient, relatives, or any source shall be deducted from the established cost standard for the service provided to establish the amount of payment to be made by Iowa Medicaid.
(2) Third-party liability. When a third-party liability for medical expenses exists, this resource shall be utilized before the Medicaid program makes payment unless:
a. The department pays the total amount allowed under the Medicaid payment schedule and then seeks reimbursement from the liable third party. This "pay and chase" provision applies to claims for:
(1) Preventive pediatric services, and
(2) All services provided to a person for whom there is court-ordered medical support.
b. Otherwise authorized by the department.
(3) Recovery from third parties legally responsible to pay for health care. Parties that are, by statute, contract, or agreement, legally responsible for payment of a claim for a health care item or service shall:
a. Respond to any inquiry by the state regarding a claim for payment for any health care item or service that is submitted no later than three years after the date of the provision of the item or service.
b. Agree not to deny any claim submitted by the state solely because of the date of submission of the claim, the type or format of the claim form, or a failure to present proper documentation at the point of sale that is the basis of the claim, if both of the following conditions are met:
(1) The claim is submitted to the entity by the state within the three-year period beginning on the date on which the item or service was furnished.
(2) Any action by the state to enforce its rights with respect to the claim is commenced within six years of the date that the claim was submitted by the state.
c. Reimburse the Medicaid program within 90 days of the request for repayment.

This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code chapter 249A.


Iowa Admin. Code r. 441-80.3
ARC 7547B, lAB 2/11/09, effective 3/18/09 Amended by IAB November 3, 2021/Volume XLIV, Number 9, effective 1/1/2022

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