10 Colo. Code Regs. § 2505-10-8.062

Current through Register Vol. 47, No.3, February 10, 2024
Section 10 CCR 2505-10-8.062 - SOCIAL SECURITY MEDICARE BENEFITS
8.062.10SOCIAL SECURITY "MEDICARE" HOSPITAL INSURANCE BENEFITS (HIB) (PART "A")
.11 Individuals who receive financial benefits under OASDI or Railroad Retirement and are 65 years of age and over are automatically enrolled for HIB. All other persons must complete an application form for HIB.
.12 Certain of the benefits provided under HIB have deductible provisions, co-insurance, or both. The State Department shall reimburse deductible and cost sharing amounts for skilled nursing homes at the Medicare or Medicaid maximum allowable reimbursement limits, whichever is the lesser. The State Department's reimbursement for hospital inpatient and hospital outpatient deductible and cost sharing shall not exceed Medicare reimbursement to the hospital.
8.062.20SOCIAL SECURITY "MEDICARE" SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL INSURANCE BENEFITS (SMIB) (PART "B")
.21 The State Department shall pay the monthly SMIB premium for all recipients of the Medical

Assistance Program who are found eligible for participation by Social Security. These eligibles include:

A. People 65 and over who have Medicare Part "A".
B. All other people 65 and over who are U.S. citizens, or aliens lawfully admitted to the U.S. and residing here for at least five years.
C. People under 65 who have been receiving monthly Social Security disability benefits under Title II for 24 months.
D. People under 65 who are eligible for Medicare Part "A" because they have chronic renal disease.

In addition to the charge for premium payment, individuals who have SMIB coverage are charged a yearly deductible, plus 20% of the Medicare maximum allowable reimbursement for services. The state department shall reimburse the deductible and cost sharing amounts for non-institutional services up to the Medicare or Medicaid maximum allowable limit, whichever is lower.

.22 The county department is responsible for notification to the State Department, using the appropriate "Notice of Action" form, of individuals who are newly eligible or no longer eligible, and who are covered under SMIB.
8.062.30METHOD OF ADMINISTRATION

Administrative arrangements have been made between the State Department and the Medicare fiscal intermediaries for payment of the deductibles and co-insurance payments to vendors.

8.062.40REFUSAL TO APPLY FOR TITLE XVIII BENEFITS

In some instances, an individual who refuses to sign a Medicare Application can be determined to be incompetent and an application can be signed in his behalf by another person. The following is in accordance with a guidance statement from the Social Security Administration for such cases:

If a recipient is incompetent, the application for Medicare benefits (Form SSA-18) can be signed by someone else in his behalf. Such person can be the recipient's legal guadian, a relative, an interested friend, an authorized official of an institution where the individual may reside, or an authorized official of the county department (such as the director, a supervisor, or a caseworker, etc.). Where such an application is made for Medicare benefits only (as opposed to monthly money payments for Social Security Retirement or Survivor's benefits, etc.), there does not necessarily have to be a physician's statement concerning incompetency. The person making such an application must, however, enter a statement on the form, describing the recipient's condition to the extent necessary to leave no reasonable doubt regarding such condition. Only where doubt exists as to incompetency, need a doctor's statement be attached as to the person's incompetency for Medicare application.

8.062.50USE OF CERTIFIED FACILITIES

When a recipient is hospitalized in a licensed hospital or utilized a licensed facility which is not certified, or accredited, as a participant in the Title XVIII Medicare Program, benefits under Title XVIII are unavailable for the care of the recipient. In such situation, the Medical Assistance Program will provide the recipient with emergency services only.

Whenever feasible, the county department shall encourage recipients to utilize certified facilities.

10 CCR 2505-10-8.062