(A) If a state agency that enters into a contract with the department of medicaid under section 5162.35 of the Revised Code identifies that a medicaid overpayment has been made to a medicaid provider, the state agency may commence actions to recover the overpayment on behalf of the department.
(B) In recovering an overpayment pursuant to this section, a state agency shall comply with the following procedures:
(1) The state agency shall attempt to recover the overpayment by notifying the medicaid provider of the overpayment and requesting voluntary repayment. Not later than five business days after notifying the medicaid provider, the state agency shall notify the department in writing of the overpayment. The state agency may negotiate a settlement of the overpayment and notify the department of the settlement. A settlement negotiated by the state agency is not valid and shall not be implemented until the department has given its written approval of the settlement.
(2) If the state agency is unable to obtain voluntary repayment of an overpayment, the agency shall give the medicaid provider notice of an opportunity for a hearing in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code. If the medicaid provider timely requests a hearing in accordance with section 119.07 of the Revised Code, the state agency shall conduct the hearing to determine the legal and factual validity of the overpayment. On completion of the hearing, the state agency shall submit its hearing officer's report and recommendation and the complete record of proceedings, including all transcripts, to the medicaid director for final adjudication. The director may issue a final adjudication order in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code. The state agency shall pay any attorney's fees imposed under section 119.092 of the Revised Code. The department of medicaid shall pay any attorney's fees imposed under section 2335.39 of the Revised Code.
(C) In any action taken by a state agency under this section that requires the agency to give notice of an opportunity for a hearing in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, if the agency gives notice of the opportunity for a hearing but the medicaid provider subject to the notice does not request a hearing or timely request a hearing in accordance with section 119.07 of the Revised Code, the agency is not required to hold a hearing. The agency may request that the medicaid director issue a final adjudication order in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.
(D) This section does not preclude the department of medicaid from adjudicating a final fiscal audit under section 5164.38 of the Revised Code, recovering overpayments under section 5164.57 of the Revised Code, or making findings or taking other actions authorized by state statutes governing the medicaid program.
Renumbered from § 5111.914 by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.
Effective Date: 10-01-2005