Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-13-13-.09 - THIRD PARTY RESOURCES

(1) Individuals applying for TennCare Medicaid or TennCare Standard coverage shall disclose the availability of any third party health care coverage to the agency responsible for determining the individual's eligibility for TennCare.
(2) An individual enrolled in TennCare Medicaid or TennCare Standard shall disclose access to third party resources to his/her specified Managed Care Contractors as soon as s/he becomes aware of the existence of any third party resources.
(3) Managed Care Contractors under contract with the Tennessee Departments of Finance and Administration or Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities shall provide all third party resource information obtained from the plan's enrollees to the Bureau of TennCare on a regular basis as required by their contracts.
(4) Managed Care Contractors shall enforce TennCare subrogation rights pursuant to T.C.A. § 71-5-117.
(5) Managed Care Contractors may pay health insurance premiums for their enrollees if such payments are determined by the Bureau to be cost effective.
(6) TennCare shall be the payor of last resort, except where contrary to federal or state law.
(7) Asset Disregards for Qualifying Long Term Care Insurance Policies:
(a) Individuals who purchase a qualified long term care insurance policy may have certain assets disregarded in the determination of eligibility for TennCare Medicaid. The Department of Human Services (DHS) shall disregard an individual's assets up to the amount of payments made by the individual's qualifying long-term care insurance policy for services covered under the policy at the time of TennCare application.
(b) The amount of the individual's assets properly disregarded under these provisions shall continue to be disregarded through the lifetime of the individual.
(c) Assets which were disregarded for purposes of Medicaid eligibility determination during the person's lifetime are also protected from estate recovery. When the amount of assets disregarded during the person's lifetime was less than total benefits paid by the qualified long term care insurance policy, additional assets may be protected in the estate recovery process up to the amount of payments made by the individual's qualifying long term care policy for services covered under the policy. If no assets were disregarded during the person's lifetime, the personal representative may designate assets to protect from estate recovery up to the lesser of the two options specified above, even if a qualified long term care policy's benefits were not completely exhausted.
(8) Upon enrollment in TennCare Medicaid or TennCare Standard an individual assigns to the Bureau any rights to third party insurance benefits to which the individual may be entitled.
(9) Upon accepting medical assistance, an enrollee in TennCare Medicaid or TennCare Standard shall be deemed to have made an assignment to the Bureau of the right to third party insurance benefits to which the enrollee may be entitled.
(10) The Bureau shall utilize direct billing when it is determined that a previously paid service may have been covered by a third party.

Notes

Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-13-13-.09
Public necessity rule filed July 1, 2002; effective through December 13, 2002. Original rule filed September 30, 2002; to be effective December 14, 2002; however, on December 9, 2002, the House Government Operations Committee of the General Assembly stayed rule 1200-13-13-.09; new effective date February 12, 2003. Emergency rule filed December 13, 2002; effective through May 27, 2003. Amendment filed February 18; effective May 4, 2009. Amendment filed January 15, 2013; effective April 15, 2013.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202, 71-5-105, 71-5-109, 71-5-117, and Executive Order No. 23.

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