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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 30. Department of Medical Assistance Services
Chapter 100. State Programs

12VAC30-100-330. Appeals.

A. An applicant, enrollee, or representative who is dissatisfied with a decision, action, or inaction of the program may request and shall be granted an opportunity to appeal, as provided for under the department's Client Appeals Regulations (12VAC30-110-10 through 12VAC30-110-380).

B. The applicant or enrollee shall request in writing reconsideration from the HIV Premium Assistance Program within 15 days of the denial notice. DMAS will respond within five days to this request for reconsideration. If the applicant or enrollee still disagrees with DMAS' decision, he shall have the right to file an appeal in accordance with the department's Client Appeals Regulations.

C. An enrollee shall be notified in writing by the program that the program shall be responsible for the payment of health insurance premiums until the appeal process is concluded. If the appeal results in the enrollee being found ineligible for the program, the program shall seek recovery in accordance with the department's recovery policies.

D. If an applicant is found eligible for the program as a result of an appeal, the program shall reimburse the applicant directly for premiums which were paid, beginning with a premium payment for the month following the decision that was the subject of appeal. The applicant shall provide proof of payment of premiums.

E. Cases on appeal which are in current payment status shall be considered filled enrollee openings until the appeal process has been completed.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-325 and 32.1-330.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 15, eff. June 1, 1997.

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