5101:3-27-07 Cost reconciliation requirements for medicaid covered community mental health services.

(A) Purpose: this rule sets forth the cost reconciliation calculation method to be used by the Ohio department of mental health, the notification of overpayment requirement to and the repayment for medicaid participating mental health agencies.

The cost reconciliation process described in this rule is no longer applicable to medicaid covered community mental health services provided on or after October 4, 2010 due to the fee schedule payment methodology implemented in rule 5101:3-27-05 of the Administrative Code.

(B) Definitions:

(1) "Actual uniform cost report" means the uniform cost report completed retrospectively after the close of the state fiscal year (SFY) using actual cost data.

(2) "Actual unit rate" means the unit cost found in column twelve of the actual uniform cost report.

(3) "Agency" means a community mental health provider as defined in section 5122.01 of the Revised Code which has been certified by the Ohio department of mental health in accordance with the requirements of section 5119.611 of the Revised Code.

(4) "Budgeted uniform cost report" means a uniform cost report completed prospectively using anticipated budgeted cost data for an upcoming SFY.

(5) "Full payment" means federal financial participation and match participation.

(6) "Interim unit rate" means the unit cost found in column twelve of a budgeted uniform cost report.

(7) "MACSIS" means multi-agency community services information system.

(8) "Medicaid paid claims" means claims sourced from MACSIS which were submitted to and approved for reimbursement by ODJFS.

(9) "Medicaid participating mental health agency" means an agency that has met the requirements of rule 5101:3-27-01 of the Administrative Code and has received payment for medicaid covered mental health services as defined in rule 5101:3-27-02 of the Administrative Code.

(10) "ODJFS" means the Ohio department of job and family services.

(11) "ODMH" means the Ohio department of mental health.

(12) "Rate ceiling" means the maximum amount per unit of service a medicaid participating mental health agency may be paid for a medicaid covered mental health service listed in rule 5101:3-27-05 of the Administrative Code.

(13) "Uniform cost report" means the cost report as contained in rule 5122-26-19 of the Administrative Code as in effect for the SFY being reconciled.

(14) "Unit of service" means the length of time defined in rule 5122-26-19 of the Administrative Code as in effect for the SFY being reconciled for each medicaid covered community mental health service as defined in rule 5101:3-27-02 of the Administrative Code.

(15) "UPI" means the unique provider identification number. This number represents an ODMH certified community mental health program and owner (indicated by a single federal tax identification number) operating at a discrete physical location.

(C) Each medicaid participating mental health agency shall complete all the budgeted uniform cost reports and the actual uniform cost report for any given SFY in accordance with rule 5122-26-19 of the Administrative Code as in effect for the SFY being reconciled. The methods of cost reporting selected when completing the first budgeted uniform cost report submitted in accordance with rule 5101:3-27-05 of the Administrative Code for a SFY must be the same methods the medicaid participating mental health agency shall use when completing and submitting any subsequent budgeted uniform cost report and the actual uniform cost report for that same SFY.

(D) Cost reconciliation process:

(1) The actual allowable amount a medicaid participating mental health agency could have received for medicaid covered mental health services for the state fiscal year being reconciled shall be determined by ODMH as follows:

(a) For each service, the maximum allowable rate will be determined by selecting the lower of the following: the medicaid rate ceiling in effect for the SFY being reconciled or the actual cost. The total allowable payment shall be determined by multiplying the number of service units from MACSIS associated with the medicaid paid claims by the maximum allowable rate. If a medicaid participating mental health agency fails to submit an actual uniform cost report in accordance with rule 5122-26-19 of the Administrative Code as in effect for the SFY being reconciled, the number of service units from MACSIS associated with the medicaid paid claims shall be multiplied by the lowest actual unit cost as documented on all filed actual uniform cost reports for the SFY being reconciled for each service the medicaid participating mental heath agency received medicaid payment. If a medicaid participating mental health agency fails to submit an actual uniform cost report in accordance with rule 5122-26-19 of the Administrative Code as in effect for the SFY being reconciled, the medicaid participating mental health agency's ODMH certification/license may be revoked in accordance with rule 5122-26-19 of the Administrative Code as in effect for the SFY being reconciled.

(b) From each of the calculations described in paragraph (D)(1)(a) of this rule the value of third party payments, as reported by the medicaid participating mental health agency associated with the service specific medicaid paid claims shall be deducted. The result is the actual allowable amount of medicaid payment for each service for the medicaid participating mental health agency for the SFY being reconciled.

(2) The actual amount of medicaid payment paid to the medicaid participating mental health agency for each service for the SFY being reconciled shall be determined by summing the net amount from MACSIS claims detail associated with medicaid paid claims for that service.

(3) For each service, subtract the result of paragraph (D)(1)(b) of this rule from paragraph (D)(2) of this rule.

(a) If the result of this calculation is greater than zero, the medicaid participating mental health agency has been overpaid for the service for the SFY being reconciled.

(b) If the result of this calculation is equal to or less than zero, no overpayment of the service exists.

(4) The medicaid participating mental health agency is required to repay the full amount of the sum of all overpayments identified in paragraph (D)(3)(a) of the rule to ODMH.

(E) ODMH shall send the medicaid participating mental health agency a notification, by certified mail, of the overpayment amount calculated. ODMH will send a copy to ODJFS.

Effective: 10/04/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/20/2010 and 10/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5111.02
Rule Amplifies: 5111.01 , 5111.02 , 5111.022
Prior Effective Dates: 8/1/82, 12/22/86(Emer.), 7/1/91, 9/1/05