49.472(7) (7)Department duties. The department shall do all of the following:
49.472(7)(a) (a) Determine eligibility, or contract with a county department, as defined in 49.45 (6c) (a) 3., or with a tribal governing body to determine eligibility, of individuals for the medical assistance purchase plan in accordance with sub. (3).
49.472(7)(b) (b) Ensure, to the extent practicable, continuity of care for a medical assistance recipient under this section who is engaged in paid employment, or is enrolled in a home-based or community-based waiver program under section 1915 (c) of the Social Security Act, and who becomes ineligible for medical assistance.
49.472 History History: 1999 a. 9, 185; 2001 a. 16; 2003 a. 33; 2009 a. 2; 2011 a. 10, 32.
49.472 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. DHS 103 and 107 and s. DHS 103.087, Wis. adm. code.
49.473 49.473 Medical assistance; women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer or precancerous conditions.
49.473(1)(1) In this section:
49.473(1)(a) (a) "County department" means a county department under s. 46.215, 46.22, or 46.23.
49.473(1)(b) (b) "Qualified entity" has the meaning given in 42 USC 1396r-1b (b) (2).
49.473(2) (2) Unless otherwise provided by the department by a policy created under s. 49.45 (2m) (c), a woman is eligible for medical assistance as provided under sub. (5) if, after applying to the department or a county department, the department or a county department determines that she meets all of the following requirements:
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (2) (intro.) is amended eff. 1-1-15 by 2011 Wis. Act 32 to read:
Effective date text (2) A woman is eligible for medical assistance as provided under sub. (5) if, after applying to the department or a county department, the department or a county department determines that she meets all of the following requirements:
49.473(2)(a) (a) The woman is not eligible for medical assistance under ss. 49.46 (1) and (1m), 49.465, 49.468, 49.47, 49.471, and 49.472, and is not eligible for health care coverage under s. 49.665.
49.473(2)(b) (b) The woman is under 65 years of age.
49.473(2)(c) (c) The woman is not eligible for health care coverage that qualifies as creditable coverage in 42 USC 300gg (c), excluding the coverage specified in 42 USC 300gg (c) (1) (F).
49.473(2)(d) (d) The woman has been screened for breast or cervical cancer under a breast and cervical cancer early detection program that is authorized under a grant received under 42 USC 300k.
49.473(2)(e) (e) The woman requires treatment for breast or cervical cancer or for a precancerous condition of the breast or cervix.
49.473(3) (3) Prior to applying to the department or a county department for medical assistance, a woman is eligible for medical assistance as provided under sub. (5) beginning on the date on which a qualified entity determines, on the basis of preliminary information, that the woman meets the requirements specified in sub. (2) and ending on one of the following dates:
49.473(3)(a) (a) If the woman applies to the department or a county department for medical assistance within the time limit required under sub. (4), the day on which the department or county department determines whether the woman meets the requirements under sub. (2).
49.473(3)(b) (b) If the woman does not apply to the department or county department for medical assistance within the time limit required under sub. (4), the last day of the month following the month in which the qualified entity determines that the woman is eligible for medical assistance.
49.473(4) (4) A woman who a qualified entity determines under sub. (3) is eligible for medical assistance shall apply to the department or county department no later than the last day of the month following the month in which the qualified entity determines that the woman is eligible for medical assistance.
49.473(5) (5) The department shall audit and pay, from the appropriation accounts under s. 20.435 (4) (b), (gm), and (o), allowable charges to a provider who is certified under s. 49.45 (2) (a) 11. for medical assistance on behalf of a woman who meets the requirements under sub. (2) for all benefits and services specified under s. 49.46 (2), unless otherwise provided by the department by a policy created under s. 49.45 (2m) (c).
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (5) is amended eff. 1-1-15 by 2011 Wis. Act 32 to read:
Effective date text (5) The department shall audit and pay, from the appropriation accounts under s. 20.435 (4) (b), (gm), and (o), allowable charges to a provider who is certified under s. 49.45 (2) (a) 11. for medical assistance on behalf of a woman who meets the requirements under sub. (2) for all benefits and services specified under s. 49.46 (2).
49.473(6) (6) A qualified entity that determines under sub. (3) that a woman is eligible for medical assistance as provided under sub. (5) shall do all of the following:
49.473(6)(a) (a) Notify the department of the determination no later than 5 days after the date on which the determination is made.
49.473(6)(b) (b) Inform the woman at the time of the determination that she is required to apply to the department or a county department for medical assistance no later than the last day of the month following the month in which the qualified entity determines that the woman is eligible for medical assistance.
49.473(7) (7) The department shall provide qualified entities with application forms for medical assistance and information on how to assist women in completing the form.
49.473 History History: 2001 a. 16, 104; 2003 a. 33; 2007 a. 20; 2009 a. 2; 2011 a. 10, 32.
49.475 49.475 Information about assistance program beneficiaries; electronic submission of claims.
49.475(1) (1) Definitions. In this section:
49.475(1)(ar) (ar) "Disability insurance policy" has the meaning given in s. 632.895 (1) (a).
49.475(1)(b) (b) "Insurer" has the meaning given in s. 600.03 (27).
49.475(1)(c) (c) "Pharmacy benefits management" means the administration or management of prescription drug benefits provided by an insurer or other 3rd party, including the performance of any of the following services:
49.475(1)(c)1. 1. Dispensation of prescription drugs by mail.
49.475(1)(c)2. 2. Claims processing, retail network management, or payment of claims to pharmacies for prescription drugs dispensed to individuals.
49.475(1)(c)3. 3. Clinical formulary development and management services.
49.475(1)(c)4. 4. Rebate contracting and administration.
49.475(1)(c)5. 5. Conduct of patient compliance, therapeutic intervention, generic substitution, and disease management programs.
49.475(1)(d) (d) "Pharmacy benefits manager" means an entity that performs pharmacy benefits management.
49.475(1)(e) (e) "Recipient" means an individual or his or her spouse or dependent who has been or is one of the following:
49.475(1)(e)1. 1. A recipient of medical assistance or of a program administered under medical assistance under a waiver of federal Medicaid laws.
49.475(1)(e)2. 2. An enrollee of family care.
49.475(1)(e)3. 3. A recipient of the Badger Care health care program.
49.475(1)(e)4. 4. An individual who receives benefits under s. 49.68, 49.683, or 49.685.
49.475(1)(e)5. 5. A participant in the program of prescription drug assistance for elderly persons under s. 49.688.
49.475(1)(e)6. 6. A woman who receives services that are reimbursed under s. 255.06.
49.475(1)(f) (f) "Third party" means an entity that by statute, rule, contract, or agreement is responsible for payment of a claim for a health care item or service, including any of the following:
49.475(1)(f)1. 1. An insurer.
49.475(1)(f)2. 2. An employee benefit plan, as defined in 29 USC 1002 (3).
49.475(1)(f)3. 3. A service benefit plan, as defined in 5 USC 8903 (1).
49.475(1)(f)4. 4. A pharmacy benefits manager.
49.475(1)(f)5. 5. A group health plan, as defined in 29 USC 1191b (a) (1), including a self-insured plan.
49.475(1)(f)6. 6. The issuer of a disability insurance policy.
49.475(1)(f)7. 7. An entity that administers benefits on behalf of another risk-bearing 3rd party, including a 3rd-party administrator, a fiscal intermediary, or a managed care contractor.
49.475(2) (2)Requirements of 3rd parties.
49.475(2)(ac)(ac) As a condition of doing business in this state, a 3rd party shall do all of the following:
49.475(2)(ac)1. 1. Upon the department's request and in the manner prescribed by the department, provide information to the department necessary for the department to ascertain all of the following with respect to a recipient:
49.475(2)(ac)1.a. a. Whether the recipient is being or has been provided coverage or a benefit or service by a 3rd party.
49.475(2)(ac)1.b. b. If subd. 1. a. applies, the nature and period of time of any coverage, benefit, or service provided, including the name, address, and identifying number of any applicable coverage plan.
49.475(2)(ac)2. 2. Accept assignment to the department of a right of a recipient to receive 3rd-party payment for an item or service for which payment under medical assistance has been made and accept the department's right to recover any 3rd-party payment made for which assignment has not been accepted.
49.475(2)(ac)3. 3. Respond to an inquiry by the department concerning a claim for payment of a health care item or service if the department submits the inquiry less than 36 months after the date on which the health care item or service was provided.
49.475(2)(ac)4. 4. If all of the following apply, agree not to deny a claim submitted by the department under subd. 2. solely because of the claim's submission date, the type or format of the claim form, or failure by a recipient to present proper documentation at the time of delivery of the service, benefit, or item that is the basis of the claim:
49.475(2)(ac)4.a. a. The department submits the claim less than 36 months after the date on which the health care item or service was provided.
49.475(2)(ac)4.b. b. Action by the department to enforce the department's rights under this section with respect to the claim is commenced less than 72 months after the department submits the claim.
49.475(2)(bc) (bc) A 3rd party shall accept the submission of claims from the department under par. (ac) 2. in electronic form and shall timely pay the claims in the manner provided in s. 628.46 (1) and (2). For purposes of timely payment of claims under this paragraph, "written notice" under s. 628.46 (1) includes receipt of a claim in electronic form.
49.475(2m) (2m)Limits on information to be provided.
49.475(2m)(a)(a) The information that the department may request under this section is limited to the information specified in sub. (2) (ac) 1. and does not include an employer's name unless that information is necessary for the department or a provider to obtain 3rd-party payment for an item or service.
49.475(2m)(b) (b) If information under sub. (2) (ac) 1. may be available from more than one source that includes an employer operating a self-insured plan, the department shall seek the information first from a 3rd-party administrator or other entity identified in sub. (1) (f) 7. or pharmacy benefits manager before seeking the information from the employer.
49.475(2m)(c) (c) Information obtained under this section may be used only for the purposes specified in this section and in federal law on 3rd-party liability in Medical Assistance programs.
49.475(3) (3)Written agreement. Upon requesting a 3rd party to provide the information under sub. (2) (ac) 1., the department and the 3rd party shall enter into a written agreement that satisfies all of the following:
49.475(3)(a) (a) Identifies the detailed format of the information to be provided to the department.
49.475(3)(b) (b) Includes provisions that adequately safeguard the confidentiality of the information to be disclosed.
49.475(3)(c) (c) Specifies how the 3rd party's reimbursable costs under sub. (5) will be determined and specifies the manner of payment.
49.475(4) (4)Deadline for response; enforcement.
49.475(4)(a)(a) A 3rd party shall provide the information requested under sub. (2) (ac) 1. within 180 days after receiving the department's request if it is the first time that the department has requested the 3rd party to disclose information under this section.
49.475(4)(b) (b) A 3rd party shall provide the information requested under sub. (2) (ac) 1. within 30 days after receiving the department's request if the department has previously requested the 3rd party to disclose information under this section.
49.475(4)(c) (c) If an insurer fails to comply with par. (a) or (b), the department may notify the commissioner of insurance, and the commissioner of insurance may initiate enforcement proceedings against the insurer under s. 601.41 (4) (a).
49.475(4)(d) (d) If a 3rd party other than an insurer fails to comply with par. (a) or (b), the department may so notify the attorney general.
49.475(5) (5)Reimbursement of costs. From the appropriations under s. 20.435 (4) (bm) and (pa), the department shall reimburse a 3rd party that provides information under sub. (2) (ac) 1. for the 3rd party's reasonable costs incurred in providing the requested information, including its reasonable costs, if any, to develop and operate automated systems specifically for the disclosure of the information.
49.475(6) (6)Sharing information. The department of health services shall provide to the department of children and families, for purposes of the medical support liability program under s. 49.22, any information that the department of health services receives under this section. The department of children and families may allow a county child support agency under s. 59.53 (5) or a tribal child support agency access to the information, subject to the use and disclosure restrictions under s. 49.83, and shall consult with the department of health services regarding procedures and methods to adequately safeguard the confidentiality of the information provided under this subsection.
49.48 49.48 Denial, nonrenewal and suspension of certification of service providers based on certain delinquency in payment.
49.48(1)(1) Except as provided in sub. (1m), the department shall require each applicant to provide the department with the applicant's social security number, if the applicant is an individual, as a condition of issuing or renewing a certification under s. 49.45 (2) (a) 11. as an eligible provider of services.
49.48(1m) (1m) If an individual who applies for or to renew a certification under sub. (1) does not have a social security number, the individual, as a condition of obtaining the certification, shall submit a statement made or subscribed under oath or affirmation to the department that the applicant does not have a social security number. The form of the statement shall be prescribed by the department of children and families. A certification issued or renewed in reliance upon a false statement submitted under this subsection is invalid.
49.48(2) (2) The department may not disclose any information received under sub. (1) to any person except to the department of children and families for the purpose of making certifications required under s. 49.857.
49.48(3) (3) The department shall deny an application for the issuance or renewal of a certification specified in sub. (1), shall suspend a certification specified in sub. (1) or may, under a memorandum of understanding under s. 49.857 (2), restrict a certification specified in sub. (1) if the department of children and families certifies under s. 49.857 that the applicant for or holder of the certificate is delinquent in the payment of court-ordered payments of child or family support, maintenance, birth expenses, medical expenses or other expenses related to the support of a child or former spouse or fails to comply, after appropriate notice, with a subpoena or warrant issued by the department of children and families or a county child support agency under s. 59.53 (5) and related to paternity or child support proceedings.
49.48 History History: 1997 a. 191; 1999 a. 9; 2007 a. 20.
49.485 49.485 False claims. Whoever knowingly presents or causes to be presented to any officer, employee, or agent of this state a false claim for medical assistance shall forfeit not less than $5,000 nor more than $10,000, plus 3 times the amount of the damages that were sustained by the state or would have been sustained by the state, whichever is greater, as a result of the false claim. The attorney general may bring an action on behalf of the state to recover any forfeiture incurred under this section.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before Dec. 13, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after Dec. 13, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 12-13-14)