2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:2H-18.71 - Funding of health care treatment for lead poisoned children.


NJ Rev Stat § 26:2H-18.71 (2013) What's This?

26:2H-18.71 Funding of health care treatment for lead poisoned children.

22. a. Notwithstanding the purposes of the "Lead Hazard Control Assistance Fund" provided by P.L.2003, c.311 (C.52:27D-437.1 et al.), the Commissioner of Community Affairs shall transfer to the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services in the Department of Human Services from the "Lead Hazard Control Assistance Fund" established pursuant to section 4 of P.L.2003, c.311 (C.52:27D-437.4), upon certification by the director of the division pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection d. of this section, an amount not to exceed $500,000 annually in each fiscal year following the effective date of P.L.2005, c.248 (C.17:48E-35.27 et al.), to fund the costs incurred by licensed health care facilities and licensed health care providers for any necessary medical follow-up and treatment for lead poisoned children covered under a contract, policy, or plan that qualifies as a high deductible health plan for which qualified medical expenses are paid using a health savings account established pursuant to section 223 of the federal Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. s.223), as provided in this section.

b.The division shall administer a claim reimbursement program to reimburse licensed health care facilities and licensed health care providers for their costs incurred in providing services pursuant to subsection c. of this section for any necessary medical follow-up and treatment of lead poisoned children: (1) whose family income does not exceed 400% of the federal poverty level; (2) who are eligible to receive benefits under a contract, policy, or plan that qualifies as a high deductible health plan for which qualified medical expenses are paid using a health savings account established pursuant to section 223 of the federal Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. s.223); and (3) for whom the deductible limits of that contract, policy, or plan have not been exceeded.

c.Licensed health care facilities and licensed health care providers shall provide necessary medical follow-up and treatment of lead poisoned children: (1) whose family income does not exceed 400% of the federal poverty level; (2) who are covered under a contract, policy, or plan that qualifies as a high deductible health plan for which qualified medical expenses are paid using a health savings account established pursuant to section 223 of the federal Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. s.223); and (3) for whom the deductible limits of that contract, policy, or plan are not exceeded. Licensed health care facilities and licensed health care providers shall not seek reimbursement for any costs incurred pursuant to this subsection from the insureds covered under a contract, policy, or plan that qualifies as a high deductible health plan for which medical expenses are paid using a health savings account established pursuant to section 223 of the federal Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. s.223) or the carrier that issued the high deductible health plan for which medical expenses are paid using a health savings account established pursuant to section 223 of the federal Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. s.223).

d. (1) Licensed health care facilities and licensed health care providers shall submit claims for necessary medical follow-up and treatment cost reimbursement to the division in a form and manner as prescribed by the director by regulation.

(2)The director of the division shall, at least once every other month, or more frequently as provided by regulation, certify the amount of reimbursement claims submitted by licensed health care facilities and licensed health care providers and forward the certification to the Commissioner of Community Affairs. The commissioner shall, upon receipt of the certification, immediately transfer the specified amount of funds, not to exceed $500,000 annually, from the "Lead Hazard Control Assistance Fund" established pursuant to section 4 of P.L.2003, c.311 (C.52:27D-437.4) to the division.

(3)Upon receipt of the funds, the division shall provide reimbursements for services provided pursuant to subsection c. of this section to the licensed health care facilities and licensed health care providers at the Medicaid rate.

L.2005,c.248,s.22.


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