Or. Admin. R. 410-141-3880 - Grievances & Appeals: Grievance Process Requirements

Current through Register Vol. 60, No. 12, December 1, 2021

(1) A member and, with the written consent of the member, a provider or an authorized representative may file a grievance at any time either orally or in writing, on behalf of a member. The grievance may be filed with the MCE or the Authority. If the grievance is filed with the Authority, it shall be promptly forwarded to the MCE.
(2) For standard resolution of a grievance, the MCE shall resolve each grievance and provide notice of the disposition as expeditiously as the member's health condition requires. The MCE shall:
(a) Within five business days from the date of the MCEs receipt of the grievance, notify the member in their preferred language that a decision on the grievance has been made and what that decisions is; or
(b) Promptly, but in no event more than five business days after the date of the MCE's receipt of the grievance, notify the member in their preferred language that there shall be a delay in the MCE's decision of up to 30 days from the date on which the grievance was received by the MCE. The written notice shall specify why the additional time is necessary.
(3) The MCE shall ensure that the individuals who make decisions on grievances follow all requirements in OAR 410-141-3875 MCE Grievance and Appeals System General Requirements.
(4) When informing members of the MCE's decision, the MCE:
(a) May provide its decision related to oral grievances orally but shall also, in call instances respond to oral grievances in writing. Both oral and written responses shall be made in the member's preferred language;
(b) Shall address each aspect of the grievance and explain the reason for the decision;
(c) Shall respond in writing to written grievances in the member's preferred language. In addition to written responses, the MCE may also respond orally in the member's preferred language; and
(d) Shall notify members who are dissatisfied with the disposition of a grievance that they may present their grievance to the Department of Human Services (Department) Client Services Unit or the Authority's Ombudsperson.
(5) In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and ORS Chapter 659A, the MCE shall review and report to the Authority, as outlined in the CCO contract, member complaints related to their race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, country of origin, and disability status.
(6) If an MCE receives a grievance related to a member's entitlement of continuing benefits in the same manner and same amount during the transition of transferring from one MCE to another MCE as defined in OAR 410-141-3850, the MCE shall log the grievance and work with the receiving or sending MCE to ensure continuity of care during the transition.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 410-141-3880
DMAP 57-2019, adopt filed 12/17/2019, effective 1/1/2020

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 413.042, 414.615, 414.625, 414.635 & 414.651

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 414.610 - 414.685

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