Utah Admin. Code R414-1-2 - Definitions

Current through Bulletin 2022-07, April 1, 2022

The following definitions are used throughout the rules of the Division:

(1) "Act" means the federal Social Security Act.
(2) "Applicant" means any person who requests assistance under the medical programs available through the Division.
(3) "Categorically needy" means aged, blind or disabled individuals or families and children:
(a) who are otherwise eligible for Medicaid; and
(i) who meet the financial eligibility requirements for AFDC as in effect in the Utah State Plan on July 16, 1996; or
(ii) who meet the financial eligibility requirements for SSI or an optional State supplement, or are considered under section 1619(b) of the federal Social Security Act to be SSI recipients; or
(iii) who is a pregnant woman whose household income does not exceed 133% of the federal poverty guideline; or
(iv) is under age six and whose household income does not exceed 133% of the federal poverty guideline; or
(v) who is a child under age one born to a woman who was receiving Medicaid on the date of the child's birth and the child remains with the mother; or
(vi) who is least age six but not yet age 18, or is at least age six but not yet age 19 and was born after September 30, 1983, and whose household income does not exceed 100% of the federal poverty guideline; or
(vii) who is aged or disabled and whose household income does not exceed 100% of the federal poverty guideline; or
(viii) who is a child for whom an adoption assistance agreement with the state is in effect.
(b) whose categorical eligibility is protected by statute.
(4) "Code of Federal Regulations" (CFR) means the publication by the Office of the Federal Register, specifically Title 42, used to govern the administration of the Medicaid Program.
(5) "Client" means a person the Division or its duly constituted agent has determined to be eligible for assistance under the Medicaid program.
(6) "CMS" means The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a Federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Programs for which CMS is responsible include Medicare, Medicaid, and the State Children's Health Insurance Program.
(7) "Department" means the Department of Health.
(8) "Director" means the director of the Division.
(9) "Division" means the Division of Health Care Financing within the Department.
(10) "Emergency medical condition" means a medical condition showing acute symptoms of sufficient severity that the absence of immediate medical attention could reasonably be expected to result in:
(a) placing the patient's health in serious jeopardy;
(b) serious impairment to bodily functions;
(c) serious dysfunction of any bodily organ or part; or
(d) death.
(11) "Emergency service" means immediate medical attention and service performed to treat an emergency medical condition. Immediate medical attention is treatment rendered within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms or within 24 hours of diagnosis.
(12) "Emergency Services Only Program" means a health program designed to cover a specific range of emergency services.
(13) "Executive Director" means the executive director of the Department.
(14) "InterQual" means the McKesson Criteria for Inpatient Reviews, a comprehensive, clinically based, patient focused medical review criteria and system developed by McKesson Corporation.
(15) "Medicaid agency" means the Department of Health.
(16) "Medical assistance program" or "Medicaid program" means the state program for medical assistance for persons who are eligible under the state plan adopted pursuant to Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act; as implemented by Title 26, Chapter 18.
(17) "Medical or hospital assistance" means services furnished or payments made to or on behalf of recipients under medical programs available through the Division.
(18) "Medically necessary service" means that:
(a) it is reasonably calculated to prevent, diagnose, or cure conditions in the recipient that endanger life, cause suffering or pain, cause physical deformity or malfunction, or threaten to cause a handicap; and
(b) there is no other equally effective course of treatment available or suitable for the recipient requesting the service that is more conservative or substantially less costly.
(19) "Medically needy" means aged, blind, or disabled individuals or families and children who are otherwise eligible for Medicaid, who are not categorically needy, and whose income and resources are within limits set under the Medicaid State Plan.
(20) "Medical standards," as applied in this rule, means that an individual may receive reasonable and necessary medical services up until the time a physician makes an official determination of death.
(21) "Prior authorization" means the required approval for provision of a service that the provider must obtain from the Department before providing the service. Details for obtaining prior authorization are found in Section I of the Utah Medicaid Provider Manual.
(22) "Provider" means any person, individual or corporation, institution or organization that provides medical, behavioral or dental care services under the Medicaid program and who has entered into a written contract with the Medicaid program.
(23) "Recipient" means a person who has received medical or hospital assistance under the Medicaid program, or has had a premium paid to a managed care entity.
(24) "Undocumented alien" means an alien who is not recognized by Immigration and Naturalization Services as being lawfully present in the United States.
(25) "Utilization review" means the Department provides for review and evaluation of the utilization of inpatient Medicaid services provided in acute care general hospitals to patients entitled to benefits under the Medicaid plan.
(26) "Utilization Control" means the Department has implemented a statewide program of surveillance and utilization control that safeguards against unnecessary or inappropriate use of Medicaid services, safeguards against excess payments, and assesses the quality of services available under the plan. The program meets the requirements of 42 CFR, Part 456.


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