(1)(a) With respect to medical and remedial care and services to be provided in medical assistance during any period, and within the limits of funds available therefor, the Department of Human Services shall determine, subject to such revisions as it may make from time to time and with respect to the “health services” defined in ORS 414.705, subject to legislative funding in response to the report of the Health Services Commission and paragraph (b) of this subsection:
(A) The types and extent of medical and remedial care and services to be provided to each eligible group of recipients of medical assistance.
(B) Standards to be observed in the provision of medical and remedial care and services.
(C) The number of days of medical and remedial care and services toward the cost of which public assistance funds will be expended in the care of any person.
(D) Reasonable fees, charges and daily rates to which public assistance funds will be applied toward meeting the costs of providing medical and remedial care and services to an applicant or recipient.
(E) Reasonable fees for professional medical and dental services which may be based on usual and customary fees in the locality for similar services.
(F) The amount and application of any copayment or other similar cost-sharing payment that the department may require a recipient to pay toward the cost of medical and remedial care or services.
(b) Notwithstanding ORS 414.720 (8), the department shall adopt rules establishing timelines for payment of health services under paragraph (a) of this subsection.
(2) The types and extent of medical and remedial care and services and the amounts to be paid in meeting the costs thereof, as determined and fixed by the department and within the limits of funds available therefor, shall be the total available for medical assistance and payments for such medical assistance shall be the total amounts from public assistance funds available to providers of medical and remedial care and services in meeting the costs thereof.
(3) Except for payments under a cost-sharing plan, payments made by the department for medical assistance shall constitute payment in full for all medical and remedial care and services for which such payments of medical assistance were made.
(4) Medical benefits, standards and limits established pursuant to subsection (1)(a)(A), (B) and (C) of this section for the eligible medically needy, except for persons receiving assistance under ORS 411.706, may be less than but may not exceed medical benefits, standards and limits established for the eligible categorically needy, except that, in the case of a research and demonstration project entered into under ORS 411.135, medical benefits, standards and limits for the eligible medically needy may exceed those established for specific eligible groups of the categorically needy. [1965 c.556 §5; 1967 c.502 §12; 1975 c.509 §5; 1981 c.825 §4; 1987 c.918 §4; 1989 c.836 §21; 1991 c.66 §13; 1991 c.753 §3; 1995 c.271 §1; 1995 c.807 §3; 1999 c.546 §1; 2001 c.875 §1; 2005 c.381 §14; 2005 c.806 §1]Section: Previous 414.047 414.049 414.050 414.051 414.055 414.057 414.060 414.065 414.070 414.073 414.075 414.080 414.085 414.090 414.095 Next
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