H.R.938 - Medicaid Third Party Liability Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26] (Introduced 02/07/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/10/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.938 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/07/2017)
Medicaid Third Party Liability Act
This bill alters provisions related to third-party liability for medical assistance paid under the Medicaid program. Specifically, with respect to such liability, the bill:
- expands the definition of "responsible third party" to include, among other health insurers, the TRICARE program;
- eliminates special rules with respect to certain services provided to children;
- requires the inclusion, in a contract between a state Medicaid program and a health insurer, of certain information regarding whether the state is delegating or transferring to the insurer a right of third-party recovery;
- provides for the treatment as overpayment of reimbursements made by a responsible third party to a health insurer;
- disallows a responsible third party from denying a state's claim solely on the basis of a failure to obtain a prior authorization;
- imposes a timeline for a responsible third party to respond to a state's inquiry regarding a claim for payment;
- provides for reductions to a state Medicaid program's federal matching rate if the state fails to comply with third-party insurance requirements; and
- modifies other provisions related to third-party liability under the Medicaid program.
Third-party liability requirements applicable under Medicaid shall also apply under the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services must:
- publish on its website, and annually update, best practices for assessing third-party liability;
- monitor and analyze efforts to assess that liability;
- in consultation with states, develop and make available a model uniform reporting field for identifying information related to responsible third parties; and
- provide other specified information and guidance to states.