Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-13-19-.01 - SCOPE AND AUTHORITY

This chapter governs all administrative hearings conducted for the purpose of reviewing eligibility determinations for the following categories which use the MAGI income methodology: Children Under 19, Pregnant Women, Caretaker Relatives, CHIP - Children and Pregnancy (CoverKids/HealthyTNBabies). Eligibility determination appeals for any other eligibility category will not be governed by this chapter. This chapter will govern all delay hearings for all eligibility categories. These rules preempt any other TennCare Rules to the extent that they are in conflict with this chapter.

(1) The Tennessee Medical Assistance Act of 1968 and Executive Order Number 23, dated October 19, 1999, designate the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration as the single state agency for purposes of administering Title XIX of the Social Security Act (Medicaid).
(2) The CoverKids Act of 2006 authorizes the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration to establish and administer a program to provide health care coverage to uninsured children under Title XXI of the Social Security Act (State Children's Health Insurance Program).
(3) Titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act, TennCare II Medicaid Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver, and 42 CFR Subpart E require the designated state agency to provide for appeals and fair hearings concerning eligibility determinations for applicants and recipients of assistance and services provided through the programs.
(4) The Commissioner of the Department of Finance and Administration has placed responsibility for eligibility determination appeal hearings in the Division of Health Care Finance and Administration (HCFA), except as specifically delegated to the Department of Human Services. HCFA employs Administrative Judges vested with full authority to conduct the hearing process, including authority to schedule and conduct a hearing; administer oaths; issue subpoenas; rule upon offers of proof; regulate the course of the hearing; set the time and place for continued hearings; enter an Initial Order; rule on petitions for reconsideration; and perform duties or actions that are necessary for the fair and timely management of the administrative hearing process.
(5) Tennessee Code Annotated § 71-5-112 requires any hearing concerning matters of eligibility for medical assistance to be conducted under the Tennessee Uniform Administrative Procedures Act.
(6) Any procedural matter not specifically addressed by these rules is to be resolved by consulting the following authorities in the order listed: the Tennessee Uniform Administrative Procedures Act (UAPA), the Uniform Rules of Procedure For Hearing Contested Cases Before State Administrative Agencies (UAPA Rules), and the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure (TRCP).


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-13-19-.01
Adopted effective May 6, 2015.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-208, 71-5-105 and 71-5-112; 42 U.S.C. §§ 1396 a(a)(3), (5), (8); 42 C.F.R. 431 Subpart E and 42 C.F.R. § 435.912.

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