CABINET FOR HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES

Department for Medicaid Services

Commissionerís Office

(As Amended at ARRS, May 13, 2014)

 

††††† 907 KAR 1:604. Recipient cost-sharing.

 

††††† RELATES TO: KRS 205.560, 205.6312, 205.6485, 205.8451, 319A.010, 327.010, 334A.020, 42 C.F.R. 430.10, 431.51, 447.15, 447.21, 447.50, 447.52, 447.53, 447.54, 447.59, 457.224, 457.310, 457.505, 457.510, 457.515, 457.520, 457.530, 457.535, 457.570, 42 U.S.C. 1396a, 1396b, 1396c, 1396d, 1396o, 1396r-6, 1396r-8, 1396u-1, 1397aa -1397jj, 2014 Ky. Acts ch. 117, Part I.G.3.b.(10)

††††† STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 194A.030(2), 194A.050(1), 205.520(3), 205.6312(5), 205.6485(1), 42 C.F.R. 431.51, 447.15, 447.50-447.82[447.51, 447.53, 447.54, 447.55, 447.57], 457.535, 457.560, 42 U.S.C. 1396r-6(b)(5)

††††† NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: The Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Medicaid Services has responsibility to administer the Medicaid Program. KRS 205.520(3) authorizes the cabinet, by administrative regulation, to comply with any requirement that may be imposed, or opportunity presented, by federal law to qualify for federal Medicaid funds[for the provision of medical assistance to Kentucky's indigent citizenry]. KRS 205.6312(5) requires the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations that implement copayments[or other similar charges] for Medicaid recipients.[KRS 205.6485(1)(c) requires the cabinet to establish, by administrative regulation, premiums for families with children in the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program. 42 U.S.C. 1396r-6(b)(5) allows for a monthly premium in the second six (6) months of transitional medical assistance.] This administrative regulation establishes the provisions relating to Medicaid Program[imposing and collecting] copayments[, coinsurance and premiums from certain recipients].

 

††††† Section 1. Definitions. (1) "Community spouse" means the individual who is married to an institutionalized spouse and who:

††††† (a) Remains at home in the community; and

††††† (b) Is not:

††††† 1. Living in a medical institution;

††††† 2. Living in a nursing facility; or

††††† 3. Participating in a 1915(c) home and community based services waiver program.

††††† (2)["Coinsurance" means a percentage of the cost of a Medicaid benefit that a recipient is required to pay.

††††† (2) "Comprehensive choices" means a benefit plan for an individual who:

††††† (a) Meets the nursing facility patient status criteria established in 907 KAR 1:022;

††††† (b) Receives services through either:

††††† 1. A nursing facility in accordance with 907 KAR 1:022;

††††† 2. The Acquired Brain Injury Waiver Program in accordance with 907 KAR 3:090;

††††† 3. The Home and Community Based Waiver Program in accordance with 907 KAR 1:160; or

††††† 4. The Model Waiver II Program in accordance with 907 KAR 1:595; and

††††† (c) Has a designated package code of F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, O, P, Q, or R.

††††† (3)] "Copayment" means a dollar amount representing the portion of the cost of a Medicaid benefit that a recipient is required to pay.

††††† (3)[(2)][(4)] "Department" means the Department for Medicaid Services or its designee.

††††† (4) "Dependent child" means a coupleís child, including a child gained through adoption, who:

††††† (a) Lives with the community spouse; and

††††† (b) Is claimed as a dependent by either spouse under the Internal Revenue Service Code.

††††† (5)[(3)] "DMEPOS" means durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies.

††††† (6)[(4)][(5)] "Drug" means a covered drug provided in accordance with 907 KAR 1:019 for which the Department for Medicaid Services provides reimbursement.

††††† (7)[(5)] "Enrollee" means a Medicaid recipient who is enrolled with a managed care organization.

††††† (8)[(6)] "[Family choices" means a benefit plan for an individual who:

††††† (a) Is covered pursuant to

††††† 1. 42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(10)(A)(i)(I) and 1396u-1;

††††† 2. 42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(52) and 1396r-6 (excluding children eligible under Part A or E of Title IV, codified as 42 U.S.C. 601 to 619 and 670 to 679b);

††††† 3. 42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(10)(A)(i)(IV) as described in 42 U.S.C. 1396a(l)(1)(B);

††††† 4. 42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(10)(A)(i)(VI) as described in 42 U.S.C. 1396a(l)(1)(C);

††††† 5. 42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(10)(A)(i)(VII) as described in 42 U.S.C. 1396a(l)(1)(D); or

††††† 6. 42 C.F.R. 457.310; and

††††† (b) Has a designated package code of 2, 3, 4, or 5.

††††† (7)]Federal Poverty Level" or "FPL" means guidelines that are updated annually in the Federal Register by the United States Department of Health and Human Services under authority of 42 U.S.C. 9902(2).

††††† (9)[(7)][(8) Global choices" means the department's default benefit plan, consisting of individuals designated with a package code of A, B, C, D, or E and who are included in one (1) of the following populations:

††††† (a) Caretaker relatives who:

††††† 1. Receive K-TAP benefits and are deprived due to death, incapacity, or absence;

††††† 2. Do not receive K-TAP benefits and are deprived due to death, incapacity, or absence; or

††††† 3. Do not receive K-TAP benefits and are deprived due to unemployment;

††††† (b) Individuals aged sixty-five (65) and over who receive SSI benefits and:

††††† 1. Do not meet nursing facility patient status criteria in accordance with 907 KAR 1:022; or

††††† 2. Receive SSP benefits and do not meet nursing facility patient status criteria in accordance with 907 KAR 1:022;

††††† (c) Blind individuals who receive SSI benefits and:

††††† 1. Do not meet nursing facility patient status criteria in accordance with 907 KAR 1:022; or

††††† 2. SSP benefits, and do not meet nursing facility patient status criteria in accordance with 907 KAR 1:022;

††††† (d) Disabled individuals who receive SSI benefits and:

††††† 1. Do not meet nursing facility patient status criteria in accordance with 907 KAR 1:022, including children; or

††††† 2. SSP benefits, and do not meet nursing facility patient status criteria in accordance with 907 KAR 1:022;

††††† (e) Individuals aged sixty-five (65) and over who have lost SSI or SSP benefits, are eligible for "pass through" Medicaid benefits, and do not meet nursing facility patient status criteria in accordance with 907 KAR 1:022;

††††† (f) Blind individuals who have lost SSI or SSP benefits, are eligible for "pass through" Medicaid benefits, and do not meet nursing facility patient status in accordance with 907 KAR 1:022;

††††† (g) Disabled individuals who have lost SSI or SSP benefits, are eligible for "pass through" Medicaid benefits, and do not meet nursing facility patient status in accordance with 907 KAR 1:022;

††††† (h) Pregnant women; or

††††† (i) Medicaid works individuals.

††††† (9)] "KCHIP" means the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program.

††††† (10)[(8)][(10)] "KCHIP - Separate Program" means a health benefit program for individuals with eligibility determined in accordance with 907 KAR 4:030, Section 2.

††††† (11)[(9)] "Managed care organization" or "MCO" means an entity for which the Department for Medicaid Services has contracted to serve as a managed care organization as defined in 42 C.F.R. 438.2.

††††† (12)[(10)][(11) "K-TAP" means Kentucky's version of the federal block grant program of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), a money payment program for children who are deprived of parental support or care due to:

††††† (a) Death;

††††† (b) Continued voluntary or involuntary absence;

††††† (c) Physical or mental incapacity of one (1) parent or stepparent if two (2) parents are in the home; or

††††† (d) Unemployment of one (1) parent if both parents are in the home.

††††† (12)] "Medicaid Works individual" means an individual who:

††††† (a) But for earning in excess of the income limit established under 42 U.S.C. 1396d(q)(2)(B) would be considered to be receiving supplemental security income;

††††† (b) Is at least sixteen (16), but less than sixty-five (65), years of age;

††††† (c) Is engaged in active employment verifiable with:

††††† 1. Paycheck stubs;

††††† 2. Tax returns;

††††† 3. 1099 forms; or

††††† 4. Proof of quarterly estimated tax;

††††† (d) Meets the income standards established in 907 KAR 20:020; and

††††† (e) Meets the resource standards established in 907 KAR 20:025.

††††† (13)[(11)][(13)] "Nonemergency" means a condition which does not require an emergency service pursuant to 42 C.F.R. 447.53.

††††† (14)[(12)][(14)] "Nonpreferred brand name drug" means a brand name drug that is not on the departmentís preferred drug list.

††††† (15)[(13)][(15) "Optimum choices" means a benefit plan for an individual who:

††††† (a) Meets the intermediate care facility for individuals with an intellectual disability patient status criteria established in 907 KAR 1:022;

††††† (b) Receives services through either:

††††† 1. An intermediate care facility for individuals with an intellectual disability in accordance with 907 KAR 1:022; or

††††† 2. The Supports for Community Living Waiver Program in accordance with 907 KAR 1:145; and

††††† (c) Has a designated package code of S, T, U, V, W, X, Z, 0, or 1.

††††† (16)] "Preferred brand name[brand-name] drug" means a brand name[brand-name] drug:

††††† (a) For which no generic equivalent exists which has a more favorable cost to the department; and

††††† (b) Which prescribers are encouraged to prescribe, if medically appropriate.

††††† (16)[(14)] "Preventive service" means:

††††† (a)1. All of the preventive services assigned a[For a child:

††††† 1. An immunization recommended by the Centers for Disease Control; or

††††† 2. A preventive service:

††††† a. Rated] grade of A or B by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF); or

††††† 2. All approved adult vaccines, including their administration, recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices;

††††† (b) Preventive care and screening for infants, children, and adults recommended by the Health Resources and Services Administration Bright Futures Program Project[and

††††† b. Recommended for children and adolescents by the USPSTF]; or

††††† (c) Preventive services for women recommended by the Institute of Medicine[(b) For an adult, a preventive service:

††††† 1. Rated grade A or B by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF); and

††††† 2. Recommended for adults by the USPSTF].

††††† (17)[(15)][(17) "Premium" means an amount paid periodically to purchase health care benefits.

††††† (18)] "Recipient" is defined in KRS 205.8451(9)[and applies to an individual who has been determined eligible to receive benefits under the stateís Title XIX or Title XXI program in accordance with Title 907 KAR][907 KAR Chapters 1 through 4].

††††† (18)[(16)][(19)] "Transitional medical assistance" or "TMA" means an extension of Medicaid benefits[for up to twelve (12) months for families who lose Medicaid eligibility solely because of increased earnings or hours of employment of the caretaker relative or loss of earning disregards] in accordance with 907 KAR 20:005, Section 5(5).

 

††††† Section 2.[Comprehensive Choices] Copayments[and Coinsurance]. (1) The following table shall establish[establishes] the:

††††† (a) Copayment amounts that a recipient shall pay, unless the recipient is exempt from cost sharing pursuant to Section 3(1) of this administrative regulation; and

††††† (b)[Except for an individual excluded pursuant to Section 6(1) of this administrative regulation, a recipient of the comprehensive choices plan shall pay the copayment or coinsurance amount established in this table, with the] Corresponding provider reimbursement deductions.

 

Benefit

Copayment[or Coinsurance] Amount

[Amount of Copayment][or Coinsurance][Deducted from Provider Reimbursement]

Acute inpatient hospital admission

$50[$10][copayment]

[Full amount of the copayment]

Outpatient hospital or ambulatory surgical center visit

$4[$3][copayment]

[Full amount of the copayment]

Generic prescription drug[or an atypical anti-psychotic drug if no generic equivalent for the atypical anti-psychotic drug exists for a recipient who does not have Medicare Part D drug coverage]

$1[copayment]

[Full amount of the copayment]

Preferred brand name drug[for a recipient who does not have Medicare Part D drug coverage]

$4[$2][copayment]

[Full amount of the copayment]

Nonpreferred brand name drug[for a recipient who does not have Medicare Part D drug coverage]

$8[5% coinsurance, not to exceed $20 per nonpreferred brand name drug prescription]

[Full amount of the copayment][coinsurance, not to exceed $20 per nonpreferred brand name drug prescription]

Emergency room for a nonemergency visit

$8[5% coinsurance, up to a maximum of $6]

[Full amount of the copayment][No deduction]

DMEPOS

$4[3% coinsurance up to a maximum of $15 per item]

[Full][The][amount of the copayment][coinsurance or, if applicable, $15]

Podiatry office visit

$3[$2][copayment]

[Full amount of the copayment]

Chiropractic office visit

$3

[Full amount of the copayment]

Dental office visit

$3

[Full amount of the copayment]

Optometry office visit

$3

[Full amount of the copayment]

General ophthalmological office visit

$3

[Full amount of the copayment]

Physician office visit

$3

[Full amount of the copayment]

Office visit for care by a physician assistant, an advanced practice registered nurse, a certified pediatric and family nurse practitioner, or a nurse midwife

$3

[Full amount of the copayment]

Office visit for behavioral health care[by a behavioral health professional]

$3

[Full amount of the copayment]

Office visit to a rural health clinic

$3

[Full amount of the copayment]

Office visit to a federally qualified health center or a federally qualified health center look-alike

$3

[Full amount of the copayment]

Office visit to a primary care center

$3

[Full amount of the copayment]

Physical therapy office visit

$3

[Full amount of the copayment]

Occupational therapy office visit

$3

[Full amount of the copayment]

Speech-language pathology services[therapy] office visit

$3

[Full amount of the copayment]

Laboratory, diagnostic, or radiological service

$3

[Full amount of the copayment]

 

††††† (2) The full amount of the copayment established in the table in subsection (1) of this section shall be deducted from the provider reimbursement.

††††† (3)[A recipient shall not be liable for more than:

††††† (a) $225 per calendar year for prescription drug copayments or coinsurance; or

††††† (b) $225 per calendar year for service copayments or coinsurance.

††††† (3)] The maximum amount of cost-sharing shall not exceed five (5) percent of a familyís income for a quarter.[(4) If a service or benefit is not listed in the comprehensive choices cost-sharing grid, the cost-sharing obligation shall be $0 for that service or benefit for an individual in the comprehensive choices benefit plan.]

 

††††† Section 3.[Family Choices Copayments and Coinsurance. (1)(a) Except for an individual excluded in accordance with Section 6(1) of this administrative regulation, only KCHIP children shall be family choices individuals subject to copayments or coinsurance.

††††† (b) An individual referenced in paragraph (a) of this subsection shall pay the copayment or coinsurance amounts established in the following table, along with the corresponding provider reimbursement deductions.

 

Benefit

Copayment or Coinsurance Amount

Amount of Copayment or Coinsurance Deducted from Provider Reimbursement

Allergy service or testing (no copayment exists for injections)

$2 copayment

Full amount of copayment

Generic prescription drug or atypical anti-psychotic drug if no generic equivalent exists

$1 copayment

Full amount of copayment

Preferred brand name drug

$2 copayment

Full amount of copayment

Nonpreferred brand name drug

$3 copayment

Full amount of the copayment

Emergency room for a nonemergency visit

5% coinsurance, up to a maximum of $6

No deduction

 

††††† (2) A recipient shall not be liable for more than:

††††† (a) $225 per calendar year for prescription drug copayments or coinsurance; or

††††† (b) $225 per calendar year for service copayments or coinsurance.

††††† (3) The maximum amount of cost-sharing shall not exceed five (5) percent of a familyís income for a quarter.

††††† (4) If a service or benefit is not listed in the family choices cost-sharing grid, the cost-sharing obligation shall be $0 for that service or benefit for an individual in the family choices benefit plan.

 

††††† Section 4. Global Choices Copayments and Coinsurance. (1) Except for an individual excluded pursuant to Section 6(1) of this administrative regulation, a recipient of the global choices plan shall pay the copayment or coinsurance amount established in this table, with the corresponding provider reimbursement deductions.

 

Benefit

Copayment or Coinsurance

Copayment or Coinsurance Amount Deducted from Provider Reimbursement

Acute inpatient hospital admission

$50 copayment

Full amount of copayment

Outpatient hospital or ambulatory surgical center visit

$3 copayment

Full amount of copayment

Laboratory, diagnostic or radiology service

$3 copayment

Full amount of copayment

Physician services

$2 copayment

No deduction

Visit to a rural health clinic, a primary care center, or a federally qualified health center

$2 copayment

Full amount of copayment

Dental office visit

$2 copayment

No deduction

Physical therapy

$2 copayment

Full amount of the copayment

Speech therapy

$1 copayment

Full amount of the copayment

Chiropractic office visit

$2 copayment

Full amount of the copayment

Generic prescription drug or an atypical anti-psychotic drug if no generic equivalent for the atypical anti-psychotic drug exists for a recipient who does not have Medicare Part D drug coverage

$1 copayment

Full amount of the copayment

Preferred brand name drug for a recipient who does not have Medicare Part D drug coverage

$2 copayment

Full amount of the copayment

Nonpreferred brand name drug for a recipient who does not have Medicare Part D drug coverage

5% coinsurance, not to exceed $20 per nonpreferred brand name drug prescription

Full amount of the coinsurance, not to exceed $20 per nonpreferred brand name drug prescription

Emergency room for a nonemergency visit

5% coinsurance, up to a maximum of $6

No deduction

DMEPOS

Three (3) percent coinsurance not to exceed $15 per item

The amount of the coinsurance or, if applicable, $15

Podiatry office visit

$2 copayment

Full amount of the copayment

Ophthalmological or optometric office visit (99000 series evaluation and management codes)

$2 copayment

Full amount of the copayment

 

††††† (2) Physician services shall:

††††† (a) Include care provided by a physician, a certified pediatric and family nurse practitioner, a nurse midwife, an advanced registered nurse practitioner, or a physician assistant; and

††††† (b) Not include a visit to a federally-qualified health center, rural health clinic, or a primary care center.

††††† (3) A recipient shall not be liable for more than:

††††† (a) $225 per calendar year for prescription drug copayments or coinsurance; or

††††† (b) $225 per calendar year for service copayments or coinsurance.

††††† (4) The maximum amount of cost-sharing shall not exceed five (5) percent of a familyís income for a quarter.

††††† (5) If a service or benefit is not listed in the global choices cost-sharing grid, the cost-sharing obligation shall be $0 for that service for an individual in the global choices benefit plan.

††††† Section 5. Optimum Choices Copayments and Coinsurance. (1) Except for an individual excluded pursuant to Section 6(1) of this administrative regulation, a recipient of the optimum choices plan shall pay the copayment or coinsurance amount established in this table, with the corresponding provider reimbursement deductions.

 

Benefit

Copayment or Coinsurance Amount

Amount of Copayment or Coinsurance Deducted from Provider Reimbursement

Acute inpatient hospital admission

$10 copayment

Full amount of the copayment

Outpatient hospital or ambulatory surgical center visit

$3 copayment

Full amount of the copayment

Generic prescription drug or an atypical anti-psychotic drug if no generic equivalent for the atypical anti-psychotic drug exists for a recipient who does not have Medicare Part D drug coverage

$1 copayment

Full amount of the copayment

Preferred brand name drug for a recipient who does not have Medicare Part D drug coverage

$2 copayment

Full amount of the copayment

Nonpreferred brand name drug for a recipient who does not have Medicare Part D drug coverage

5% coinsurance, not to exceed $20 per nonpreferred brand name drug prescription

Full amount of the coinsurance, not to exceed $20 per nonpreferred brand name drug prescription

Emergency room for a nonemergency visit

5% coinsurance, up to a maximum of $6

No deduction

DMEPOS

3% coinsurance up to a maximum of $15 per item

The amount of the coinsurance or, if applicable, $15

Podiatry office visit

$2 copayment

Full amount of the copayment

 

††††† (2) A recipient shall not be liable for more than:

††††† (a) $225 per calendar year for prescription drug copayments or coinsurance; or

††††† (b) $225 per calendar year for service copayments or coinsurance.

††††† (3) The maximum amount of cost-sharing shall not exceed five (5) percent of a familyís income for a quarter.

††††† (4) If a service or benefit is not listed in the optimum choices cost-sharing grid, the cost-sharing obligation shall be $0 for that service or benefit for an individual in the optimum choices benefit plan.

††††† Section 6.] Copayment[, Coinsurance and Premium] General Provisions and Exemptions[Exclusions]. (1)(a) Except for a foster care child, a recipient shall not be exempt from paying the eight (8) dollar copayment for a nonpreferred brand name drug prescription.

††††† (b) A[No] copayment shall not be imposed for a service, prescription, item, supply, equipment, or any type of Medicaid benefit provided to a foster care child.

††††† (c) Except for the mandatory copayment referenced in paragraph (a) of this subsection, the department shall impose no cost sharing for the following:

††††† 1.[(a)] A service furnished to an individual who has reached his or her 18th birthday, but has not turned nineteen (19), and who is required to be provided medical assistance under 42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(10)(A)(i)(I), including services furnished to an individual with respect to whom aid or assistance is made available under Title IV, Part B (42 U.S.C. 620 to 629i) to children in foster care and individuals with respect to whom adoption or foster care assistance is made available under Title IV, Part E (42 U.S.C. 670 to 679b), without regard to age;

††††† 2.[(b)] A preventive service[(for example, well baby and well child care and immunizations) provided to a child under eighteen (18) years of age regardless of family income];

††††† 3.[(c)] A service furnished to a pregnant woman;

††††† 4.[(d)] A service furnished to a terminally ill individual who is receiving hospice care as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1396d(o);

††††† 5.[(e)] A service furnished to an individual who is an inpatient in a hospital, nursing facility, intermediate care facility for individuals with an intellectual disability, or other medical institution, if the individual is required, as a condition of receiving services in the institution under Kentucky's Medicaid Program, to spend for costs of medical care all but a minimal amount of the individualís income required for personal needs;

††††† 6.[(f)] An emergency service as defined by 42 C.F.R. 447.53;

††††† 7.[(g)] A family planning service or supply as described in 42 U.S.C. 1396d (a)(4)(C); or

††††† 8.[(h)] A service furnished to a woman who is receiving medical assistance via the application of 42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(10)(A)(ii)(XVIII) and 1396a(aa).

††††† (2) The department has determined that any individual liable for a copayment[, coinsurance amount or premium] shall:

††††† (a) Be able to pay a required copayment[, coinsurance amount or premium]; and

††††† (b) Be responsible for a required copayment[, coinsurance or premium].

††††† (3) A pharmacy provider or supplier, including a pharmaceutical manufacturer as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1396r-8(k)(5), or a representative, employee, independent contractor or agent of a pharmaceutical manufacturer, shall not make a copayment[or coinsurance amount] for a recipient.

††††† (4) A parent or guardian shall be responsible for a copayment[, coinsurance amount or premium] imposed on a dependent child under the age of twenty-one (21).

††††† (5)[(a)][Provisions regarding a providerís ability to deny a service or benefit based on a recipientís failure to make a required copayment][or coinsurance payment][shall be as established in:

††††† (a)][KRS 205.6312(4) shall apply regarding a service and a copayment obligation][; and

††††† (b) 2012 Ky. Acts ch. 144, Part I.G.3.b.(14)][2006 Ky. Acts ch. 252 and in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 1396o-1][.

††††† (b)] Any amount of uncollected copayment by a provider from a recipient shall be considered a debt to the provider.

††††† (6)(a) A provider shall:

††††† 1.[(a)][Shall] Collect from a recipient the copayment[, coinsurance amount or premium] as imposed by the department for a recipient in accordance with this administrative regulation;

††††† 2.[(b)][Shall] Not waive a copayment[, coinsurance amount, or premium] obligation as imposed by the department for a recipient; and

††††† 3.[(c)][May] Collect a copayment[, coinsurance amount, or premium] at the time a benefit is provided or at a later date.

††††† (b) Regarding a service or item for an enrollee in which the managed care organization in which the enrollee is enrolled does not impose a copayment, the provider shall not collect a copayment from the enrollee.

††††† (7) Cumulative cost sharing for[premium payments and] copayments for a family with children who receive benefits under Title XXI, 42 U.S.C. 1397aa to 1397jj, shall be limited to five (5) percent of the annual family income.

††††† (8) In accordance with 42 C.F.R. 447.82,[A monthly premium for a family who receives benefits under 42 U.S.C. 1396r-6(b) shall not exceed three (3) percent of:

††††† (a) The family's average gross monthly income; or

††††† (b) The family's average gross monthly income minus the average monthly costs of child care necessary for the employment of the caretaker relative.

††††† (9)] the department shall not increase its reimbursement to a provider to offset an uncollected copayment[, coinsurance amount or premium] from a recipient.[Section 7. Premiums for KCHIP - Separate Program Recipients.

††††† (1) A family with children participating in the KCHIP-Separate Program shall pay a premium of twenty (20) dollars per family, per month.

††††† (2)(a) The family of a new KCHIP-Separate Program eligible shall be required to pay a premium beginning with the first full month of benefits after the month of application.

††††† (b) Benefits shall be effective with the date of application if the premium specified in paragraph (a) of this subsection has been paid.

††††† (3) Retroactive eligibility as described in 907 KAR 20:010, Section 1(3), shall not apply to a recipient participating in the KCHIP-Separate Program.

††††† (4)(a) If a family fails to make two (2) consecutive premium payments, benefits shall be discontinued at the end of the first benefit month for which the premium has not been paid.

††††† (b)1. A KCHIP-Separate Program recipient shall be eligible for reenrollment upon payment of the missed premium.

††††† 2. If twelve (12) months have elapsed since a missed premium, a KCHIP-Separate Program recipient shall not be required to pay the missed premium before reenrolling.

††††† Section 8. Premiums for Transitional Medical Assistance Recipients. (1) A family receiving a second six (6) months of TMA, whose monthly countable earned income is greater than 100 percent of the federal poverty limit, shall pay a premium of thirty (30) dollars per family, per month.

††††† (2) If a TMA family fails to make two (2) consecutive premium payments, benefits shall be discontinued at the end of the benefit month for which the premium has not been paid unless the family has established to the satisfaction of the department that good cause existed for failure to pay the premium on a timely basis. Good cause shall exist under the following circumstances:

††††† (a) An immediate family member living in the home was institutionalized or died during the payment month;

††††† (b) The family was victim of a natural disaster including flood, storm, earthquake, or serious fire;

††††† (c) The caretaker relative was out of town for the payment month; or

††††† (d) The family moved and reported the move timely, but the move resulted in:

††††† 1. A delay in receiving the billing notice; or

††††† 2. Failure to receive the billing notice.]

 

††††† Section 4.[9.] Premiums for Medicaid Works Individuals. (1)(a) A Medicaid Works individual shall pay a monthly premium that is:

††††† 1. Based on income used to determine eligibility for the program; and

††††† 2. Established in subsection (2) of this section.

††††† (b) The monthly premium shall be:

††††† 1. Thirty-five (35) dollars for an individual whose income is greater than 100 percent but no more than 150 percent of the FPL;

††††† 2. Forty-five (45) dollars for an individual whose income is greater than 150 percent but no more than 200 percent of the FPL; and

††††† 3. Fifty-five (55) dollars for an individual whose income is greater than 200 percent but no more than 250 percent of the FPL.

††††† (2) An individual whose family income is equal to or below 100 percent of the FPL shall not be required to pay a monthly premium.

††††† (3) A Medicaid Works individual shall begin paying a premium with the first full month of benefits after the month of application.

††††† (4) Benefits shall be effective with the date of application if the premium specified in subsection (1) of this section has been paid.

††††† (5) Retroactive eligibility pursuant to 907 KAR 20:010, Section 1(3), shall not apply to a Medicaid Works individual.

††††† (6) If a recipient fails to make two (2) consecutive premium payments, benefits shall be discontinued at the end of the first benefit month for which the premium has not been paid.

††††† (7) A Medicaid Works individual shall be eligible for reenrollment upon payment of the missed premium providing all other technical eligibility, income, and resource standards continue to be met.

††††† (8) If twelve (12) months have elapsed since a missed premium, a Medicaid Works individual shall not be required to pay the missed premium before reenrolling.[Section 10. Notices and Collection of Premiums. (1) Premiums shall be collected in accordance with Sections 7, 8, and 9 of this administrative regulation.

††††† (2) The department shall give advance written notice of the:

††††† (a) Premium amount; and

††††† (b) Date the premium is due.

††††† (3) To continue to receive benefits, a family shall pay a premium:

††††† (a) In full; and

††††† (b) In advance.

††††† (4) If a family pays the required premiums semiannually or quarterly in advance, they shall receive a ten (10) percent discount.]

 

††††† Section 5.[11.] Provisions for Enrollees[Recipients in Medicaid-Managed Care].[(1)] A managed care organization[entity]:

††††† (1)[(a)] Shall not impose[on a recipient receiving services through a managed-care entity operating in accordance with 907 KAR 1:705] a copayment on an enrollee[, coinsurance or premium] that exceeds a copayment[, coinsurance or premium] established in this administrative regulation; and

††††† (2)[(b)] May impose on an enrollee[upon a recipient referenced in paragraph (a) of this subsection]:

††††† (a)[1.] A lower copayment[, coinsurance or premium] than established in this administrative regulation; or

††††† (b)[2.] No copayment[, coinsurance or premium. (2) A six (6) month guarantee of eligibility as described in 907 KAR 1:705, Section 3(6)] shall not apply to a recipient required to pay a premium pursuant to Section 7 of this administrative regulation].

 

††††† Section 6.[12.] Freedom of Choice. (1) In accordance with 42 C.F.R. 431.51, a recipient who is not an enrollee may obtain services from any qualified provider who is willing to provide services to that particular recipient.

††††† (2) A managed care organization may restrict an enrolleeís choice of providers to the providers in the provider network of the managed care organization in which the enrollee is enrolled except as established in:

††††† (a) 42 C.F.R. 438.52; or

††††† (b) 42 C.F.R. 438.114(c).

 

††††† Section 7.[13.][Notice of Discontinuance, Hearings, and] Appeal Rights.[(1) The department shall give written notice of, and an opportunity to pay, past due premiums prior to discontinuance of benefits for nonpayment of a premium.

††††† (2)(a) If a familyís income has declined, the family shall submit documentation showing the decline in income.

††††† (b) Following receipt of the documentation, the department shall determine if the family is required to pay the premiums established in Section 7, 8, or 9 of this administrative regulation using the new income level.

††††† (c) If the family is required to pay the premium and the premium has not been paid, the benefits shall be discontinued in accordance with Section 7(4)(a), 8(2), or 9(6) of this administrative regulation.

††††† (d) If the family is not required to pay the premium, benefits shall be continued under an appropriate eligibility category.

††††† (3) The department shall provide the recipient with an opportunity for a hearing in accordance with 907 KAR 1:560 upon discontinuing benefits for nonpayment of premiums.

††††† (4)] An appeal of a department decision regarding the Medicaid eligibility of an individual shall be in accordance with 907 KAR 1:560.

 

††††† Section 8. Effective Date. The cost sharing provisions and requirements established in this administrative regulation shall be effective beginning January 1, 2014.

 

††††† Section 9. Federal Approval and Federal Financial Participation[Funding]. The departmentís copayment provisions established in this administrative regulation shall be contingent upon:

††††† (1)[The] Receipt of federal financial participation; and

††††† (2) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Servicesí approval.

 

††††† Section 10. This administrative regulation was found deficient by the Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee on May 13, 2014.

 

LAWRENCE KISSNER, Commissioner

AUDREY TAYSE HAYNES, Secretary

††††† APPROVED BY AGENCY: March 28, 2014

††††† FILED WITH LRC: March 31, 2014 at 3 p.m.

††††† CONTACT PERSON: Tricia Orme, tricia.orme@ky.gov, Office of Legal Services, 275 East Main Street 5 W-B, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, phone (502) 564-7905, fax (502) 564-7573.