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317:35-9-29. Application procedures for persons age 65 or older in mental health hospitals

Revised 6-26-00

      Under contracts between the OHCA and mental health hospitals, Medicaid applications for payment of care on behalf of individuals 65 years of age or older may be completed by the mental health hospital staff on behalf of these persons.

  • (1) An application for payment of care is made only on those patients age 65 years of age or older who are not eligible for (or who have exhausted) benefits under Title XVIII, Part A (Medicare, Part A), for the type of medical services for which they are now requesting payment under Medicaid. The completed application forms are forwarded to the local DHS office. A statement that the patient is not eligible under Medicare for the type of care for which payment is being requested must be attached.
  • (2) When there is a spouse who is not a patient in the mental health hospital or there is a guardian, the spouse or guardian's name and address is shown on the application form in addition to the patient's name in order that notifications are sent to the responsible person.
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