2010 Mississippi Code
Chapter 17 - Adoption, Change of Name, and Legitimation of Children.
93-17-107 - Medicaid eligibility; medical assistance identification; penalties for false statement or claim; applicability.

§ 93-17-107. Medicaid eligibility; medical assistance identification; penalties for false statement or claim; applicability.

(1)  A child with special needs resident in this state who is the subject of an adoption assistance agreement with another state and who has been determined eligible for medicaid in that state shall be entitled to receive a medical assistance identification from this state upon filing with the Mississippi Department of Public Welfare a certified copy of the adoption assistance agreement obtained from the adoption assistance state which certifies to the eligibility of the child for medicaid. In accordance with regulations of the Mississippi Department of Public Welfare, the adoptive parents shall be required, at least annually, to show that the agreement is still in force or has been renewed. 

(2)  The Division of Medicaid, Office of the Governor, shall consider the holder of a medical assistance identification pursuant to this section as any other holder of a medical assistance identification under the laws of this state and shall process and make payment on claims on account of such holder in the same manner and pursuant to the same conditions and procedures as for other recipients of medical assistance. 

(3)  The submission of any claim for payment or reimbursement for services or benefits pursuant to this section or the making of any statement in connection therewith, which claim or statement the maker knows or should know to be false, misleading or fraudulent shall be punishable as perjury and shall also be subject to a fine not to exceed Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00), or imprisonment for not to exceed two (2) years, or both. 

(4)  The provisions of this section shall apply only to medical assistance for children under adoption assistance agreements from states that have entered into a compact with this state under which the other state provides medical assistance to children with special needs under adoption assistance agreements made by this state. All other children entitled to medical assistance pursuant to adoption assistance agreements entered into by this state shall be eligible to receive it in accordance with the laws and procedures applicable thereto. 

Sources: Laws,  1989, ch. 401, § 4, eff from and after July 1, 1989.

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