Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-13-14-.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) 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.
(8) 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.
(9) The Bureau shall utilize direct billing when it is determined that a previously paid service may have been covered by a third party.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-13-14-.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 1200-13-14-.09; new effective date February 12, 2003. Emergency rule filed December 13, 2002; effective through May 27, 2003. 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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