CHAPTER 21 ‑ MEDICAL ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION

 

SUBCHAPTER 21A ‑ GENERAL PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION

 

SECTION .0100 ‑ SUPERVISION

 

10A NCAC 21A .0101 SUPERVISION (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23A .0101)

 

section .0200 DEFINITIONS

 

10A NCAC 21A .0201 DEFINITIONS (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23A .0102)

 

section .0300 - appeals

 

10A NCAC 21A .0301 NOTICE

In cases involving termination or modification of assistance, no action shall become effective until ten business days after the notice is mailed, except that it may be effective immediately upon the mailing of notice when:

(1) modification results in an increase in benefits to the applicant or beneficiary; or

(2) permitted pursuant to 42 C.F.R. 431.213, which is adopted and incorporated by reference with subsequent changes or amendments and available free of charge at https://www.ecfr.gov/.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 108A‑54; 108A-54.1B; 108A-79(b); 42 C.F.R. 431.211; 42 C.F.R. 431.213;

Eff. September 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. August 1, 1990;

Readopted Eff. July 1, 2018.

 

10A NCAC 21A .0302 GOOD CAUSE FOR DELAYED HEARINGS

(a) A local appeal hearing under G.S. 108A-79 shall be delayed as provided in G.S. 108-79(e) for good cause.

(b) A State appeal hearing under G.S. 108A-79 may be delayed when there is good cause. The postponement shall not exceed 30 calendar days.

(c) For purposes of this Rule, good cause exists when:

(1) there is a death in the appellant's family;

(2) the appellant or someone in his or her family is ill;

(3) the appellant is unable to obtain representation;

(4) the appellant's representative has a conflict with the scheduled date;

(5) the appellant receives a notice of action proposing a reduction or termination of assistance after the ten business day notice expires;

(6) the appellant is unable to obtain transportation; or

(7) the hearing officer determines that the hearing should be delayed for some other reason in the interests of justice or to promote judicial economy.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 108A‑54; 108A-54.1B; 108A‑79;

Eff. September 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. August 1, 1990;

Readopted Eff. July 1, 2018.

 

10A NCAC 21A .0303 APPEAL DECISION

(a) The hearing officer shall make a tentative decision on the appeal that shall be served upon the county department, the appellant, and representatives by mail. Decisions reversing the county department's action shall be sent by certified mail to the county department. Decisions affirming the county department's actions shall be sent by certified mail to the appellant. Decisions shall be sent by regular mail to representatives. The tentative decision shall contain a notification of the right to present oral and written argument for and against the decision as set out in this Rule.

(b) The county and the appellant may present oral and written argument, for and against the decision by contacting the Chief Hearing Officer.

(c) If a written argument, a request for a time extension to submit a written argument, or a request for oral argument is not received by the Chief Hearing Officer within 10 calendar days of the date the notice of the tentative decision is signed, the tentative decision shall become final.

(d) If a request for a time extension to submit a written argument or a request for an oral argument is received by the Chief Hearing Officer within 10 calendar days of the date the notice of the tentative decision is signed, an extension shall be granted and a letter shall be mailed stating the date the written argument is due or the date and time the oral argument shall be heard.

(e) If the party that requested oral argument fails to appear for the scheduled oral argument, the tentative decision shall become final.

(f) If arguments are presented within the timeframes established pursuant to Paragraphs (c) and (d) of this Rule, then all such arguments shall be considered and a final decision shall be rendered.

(g) The final decision shall be served upon the appellant and the county department by certified mail. Decisions shall be sent by regular mail to representatives.

(h) A decision upholding the appellant shall be put into effect within two weeks after the county department's receipt of the final decision by certified mail.

(i) As provided for in 42 C.F.R. 431.245 and G.S. 108A-79(k), the decision shall contain the appellant's right to seek judicial review.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 108A‑54; 108A-54.1B; 108A‑79; 42 C.F.R. 431.244; 42 C.F.R. 431.245; 42 C.F.R. 431.246;

Eff. September 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. September 1, 1992;

Readopted Eff. July 1, 2018.

 

SECTION .0400 ‑ CONFIDENTIALITY AND ACCESS TO CLIENT RECORDS

 

10A NCAC 21A .0401 SCOPE (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23H .0101)

 

10A NCAC 21A .0402 INFORMATION FROM OTHER AGENCIES (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23H .0102)

 

10A NCAC 21A .0403 CONFIDENTIALITY (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23H .0103)

 

10A NCAC 21A .0404 OWNERSHIP OF RECORDS (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23H .0104)

 

10A NCAC 21A .0405 SECURITY OF RECORDS (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23H .0105)

 

10a NCAC 21A .0406 LIABILITY OF PERSONS WITH ACCESS (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23H .0106)

 

10A NCAC 21A .0407 RIGHT OF ACCESS (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23H .0107)

 

10A NCAC 21A .0408 WITHHOLDING INFORMATION FROM THE CLIENT (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23H .0108)

 

10A NCAC 21A .0409 PROCEDURE FOR REVIEW OF RECORDS (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23H .0109)

 

10A NCAC 21A .0410 CONSENT FOR RELEASE (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23H .0110)

 

10A NCAC 21A .0411 DISCLOSURE WITHOUT CLIENT CONSENT (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23H .0111)

 

10A NCAC 21A .0412 DOCUMENTATION OF CONSENT OR DISCLOSURE (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23H .0112)

 

10A NCAC 21A .0413 PERSONS DESIGNATED TO DISCLOSE INFORMATION (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23H .0113)

 

SECTION .0500 ‑ QUALITY CONTROL

 

10A NCAC 21A .0501 QUALITY CONTROL (TRANSFERRED TO 10a NCAC 23A .0103)

 

SECTION .0600 ‑ CORRECTIVE ACTIONS IN MEDICAID CASES

 

10A NCAC 21A .0601 GENERAL (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23G .0201)

 

10a NCAC 21A .0602 CORRECTIVE ACTIONS (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23G .0202)

 

10A NCAC 21A .0603 TIME LIMITS FOR CORRECTIONS (TRANSFERRED TO 10A nCAC 23G .0203)

 

10A NCAC 21A .0604 RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS (tRANSFERRED TO 10A nCAC 23G .0204)

 

10A NCAC 21A .0605 MONITORING THRESHOLDS AND CORRECTIVE ACTION (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23C .0202)

 

10A NCAC 21A .0606 timeliness (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23C .0203)

 

10A NCAC 21A .0607 local corrective action team (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23C .0204)

 

10A NCAC 21A .0608 state corrective action team (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23C .0205)

 

SECTION .0700 ‑ AVAILABILITY OF MANUALS

 

10A NCAC 21A .0701 AVAILABILITY OF MANUALS (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23A .0104)

 

 

subchapter 21B eligibility determination

 

SECTION .0100 COVERAGE GROUPS

 

10A NCAC 21B .0101 MANDATORY (TRANSFERRED TO 10A nCAC 23D .0101)

 

10A ncac 21B .0102 OPTIONAL (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23D .0102)

 

SECTION .0200 ‑ APPLICATION PROCESS

 

10A NCAC 21B .0201 ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATION (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23C .0101)

 

10A NCAC 21B .0202 face-to-face INTERVIEW (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23C .0102)

 

10A NCAC 21B .0203 APPLICATION PROCESSING STANDARDS (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23C .0201)

 

10A NCAC 21B .0204 EFFECTIVE DATE OF ASSISTANCE

(a) The first month of Medicaid coverage shall be:

(1) the month of application, or for SSI recipients, the month of application for SSI;

(2) as much as three months prior to the month of application when the client received medical services covered by the program and was eligible during the month or months of medical need; or

(3) if the client applies prior to meeting a non‑financial requirement, no earlier than the calendar month in which all non‑financial requirements are met.

(b) Assistance shall be authorized beginning on the first day of the month except when:

(1) the client's income exceeds the income level and he or she must spenddown the excess income for medical care. The assistance shall be authorized on the day his or her incurred medical care costs equal the amount of the excess income; or

(2) otherwise stated in the Medicaid State Plan.

(c) Medicaid coverage shall end on the last day of the last month of eligibility except for those individuals eligible for emergency conditions only as described in 10A NCAC 23E .0102. The last month of eligibility shall be the month in which the notice of termination period described in 10A NCAC 21A .0301 expires.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 108A‑54; 108A-54.1B; 42 C.F.R. 435.915;

Eff. September 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1995; October 1, 1991; August 1, 1990;

Temporary Amendment Eff. March 1, 2003;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2004;

Readopted Eff. July 1, 2018.

 

10A NCAC 21B .0205 RECOMMENDATION FOR DISPOSITION (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23C .0103)

 

10A NCAC 21B .0206 DISPOSITION (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23C .0104)

 

10A NCAC 21B .0207 REFERRALS at a face-to-face interview (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23C .0105)

 

10A NCAC 21B .0208 MANDATORY USE OF OUTREACH LOCATIONS (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23C .0106)

 

10A NCAC 21B .0209 hours for accepting financial and medical assistance applications (TRANSFERRED TO 10A ncac 23c .0107)

 

SECTION .0300 ‑ CONDITIONS FOR ELIGIBILITY

 

10A NCAC 21B .0301 AGE (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23E .0101)

 

10A NCAC 21B .0302 UNITED STATES CITIZEN (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23E .0102)

 

10A NCAC 21B .0303 RESIDENCE (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23E .0103)

 

10A NCAC 21B .0304 DEPRIVATION (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23E .0104)

 

10A NCAC 21B .0305 DISABILITY (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23E .0105)

 

10A NCAC 21B .0306 BLINDNESS (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23E .0106)

 

10A NCAC 21B .0307 CARETAKER RELATIVE (TRANSFERRED TO 10A nCAC 23E .0107)

 

10a NCAC 21B .0308 INMATE OF PUBLIC INSTITUTION OR PRIVATE PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL (TRANSFERRED TO 10A nCAC 23E .0108)

 

10A NCAC 21B .0309 APPLYING FOR ALL BENEFITS AND ANNUITIES (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23E .0201)

 

10A NCAC 21B .0310 RESERVE (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23E .0202)

 

10A NCAC 21B .0311 TRANSFER OF RESOURCES

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 108A‑54; 108A‑58; P.L. 100‑360; P.L. 100‑485; 42 U.S.C. 1396p(c); 42 C.F.R. 435.121; 42 C.F.R. 435.840; 42 C.F.R. 435.841; 42 C.F.R. 435.845; S.L. 2002-126;

Eff. September 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1991; August 1, 1990;

Temporary Amendment Eff. April 21, 2003; March 1, 2003;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2004;

Repealed Eff. July 1, 2018.

 

10A NCAC 21B .0312 INCOME (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23E .0203)

 

10A NCAC 21B .0313 PERSONAL NEEDS ALLOWANCE (TRANSFERRED TO 10A nCAC 23E .0204)

 

SECTION .0400 ‑ BUDGETING PRINCIPALS

 

10A NCAC 21B .0401 BUDGET UNIT MEMBERSHIP (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23E .0205)

 

10A NCAC 21B .0402 FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND DEEMING (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23E .0206)

 

10A NCAC 21B .0403 RESERVE (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23E .0207)

 

10A NCAC 21B .0404 INCOME (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23E .0208)

 

10A NCAC 21B .0405 CERTIFICATION AND AUTHORIZATION (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23G .0101)

 

10A NCAC 21B .0406 DEDUCTIBLE (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23E .0209)

 

10a NCAC 21B .0407 PATIENT LIABILITY (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23E .0210)

 

10A NCAC 21B .0408 CLASSIFICATION (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23D .0201)

 

10A NCAC 21B .0409 CHANGE IN SITUATION (TRANSFERRED TO 10A nCAC 23G .0304)

 

10A NCAC 21B .0410 ALIEN SPONSOR DEEMING (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23E .0211)

 

SECTION .0500 ‑ REDETERMINATION

 

10A NCAC 21B .0501 TIME AND CONTENT (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23G .0301)

 

10A NCAC 21B .0502 INTERVIEW (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23G .0302)

 

10a NCAC 21B .0503 RECOMMENDATION (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23G .0303)

 

 

 

SUBCHAPTER 21C ‑ BENEFITS

 

SECTION .0100 ‑ MEDICAID I.D. CARD

 

10A NCAC 21C .0101 MEDICAID IDENTIFICATION CARD (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23B .0101)

10A NCAC 21C .0102 ISSUANCE (TRANSFERRED TO 10A NCAC 23B .0102)

 

10A NCAC 21C .0103 PHARMACY OF RECORD

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 108A‑54;

Eff. September 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. August 1, 1990;

Repealed Eff. April 1, 2010.

 

 

 

SUBCHAPTER 21D - ESTATE RECOVERY

 

SECTION .0100 - RECIPIENTS SUBJECT TO ESTATE RECOVERY

 

10A NCAC 21D .0101 NOTICE OF ESTATE RECOVERY

10A NCAC 21D .0102 PERMANENTLY INSTITUTIONALIZED

10A NCAC 21D .0103 AGE 55 AND OVER

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 108A-70.5; 42 U.S.C. 1396p.;

Temporary Adoption Eff. May 6, 1996 to expire on July 1, 1996, or the last day of the 1996 session of the General Assembly, whichever is later;

Temporary Rule Expired on July 1, 1996;

Eff. July 1, 1996;

Repealed Eff. July 1, 2018.

 

SECTION .0200 - RECONSIDERATION REVIEW

 

10A NCAC 21D .0201 RECONSIDERATION REVIEW

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 108A-70.5; 42 U.S.C. 1396p.;

Temporary Adoption Eff. May 6, 1996 to expire on July 1, 1996, or the last day of the 1996 session of the General Assembly, whichever is later;

Temporary Rule Expired on July 1, 1996;

Eff. July 1, 1996;

Repealed Eff. July 1, 2018.

 

SECTION .0300 - MEDICAID PAYMENTS SUBJECT TO RECOVERY

 

10A NCAC 21D .0301 PERMANENTLY INSTITUTIONALIZED

10A NCAC 21D .0302 AGE 55 AND OVER

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 108A-70.5; 42 U.S.C. 1396p.;

Temporary Adoption Eff. May 6, 1996 to expire on July 1, 1996, or the last day of the 1996 session of the General Assembly, whichever is later;

Temporary Rule Expired on July 1, 1996;

Eff. July 1, 1996;

Repealed Eff. July 1, 2018.

 

SECTION .0400 - FILING AND COLLECTION OF CLAIMS AGAINST ESTATE

 

10A NCAC 21D .0401 FILING CLAIM AGAINST ESTATE

10A NCAC 21D .0402 COLLECTION OF CLAIMS

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 108A-70.5; 42 U.S.C. 1396p.;

Temporary Adoption Eff. May 6, 1996 to expire on July 1, 1996, or the last day of the 1996 session of the General Assembly, whichever is later;

Temporary Rule Expired on July 1, 1996;

Eff. July 1, 1996;

Repealed Eff. July 1, 2018.

 

SECTION .0500 - WAIVER OF RECOVERY

 

10A NCAC 21D .0501 RECOVERY NOT COST EFFECTIVE

10A NCAC 21D .0502 UNDUE HARDSHIP

10A NCAC 21D .0503 DETERMINATION OF UNDUE HARDSHIP

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 108A-70.5; 42 U.S.C. 1396p.;

Temporary Adoption Eff. May 6, 1996 to expire on July 1, 1996, or the last day of the 1996 session of the General Assembly, whichever is later;

Temporary Rule Expired on July 1, 1996;

Eff. July 1, 1996;

Repealed Eff. July 1, 2018.