|(a) Subject to subsections (c) and (d) of this section,
the OIG imposes a payment hold against a provider only:
(1) to compel the production records or documents;
(2) when requested by the state's Medicaid Fraud Control
(3) upon the determination a credible allegation of
(b) The OIG may elect not to impose a payment hold,
to discontinue a payment hold, to impose a payment hold only in part,
or to convert a payment hold imposed in whole to one imposed only
in part, for any of the good cause exceptions enumerated in 42 C.F.R. §455.23
and in Texas Government Code §531.102(g)(8).
(c) The OIG may not impose a payment hold on claims
for reimbursement submitted by a provider for medically necessary
services for which the provider has obtained prior authorization from
the commission or a contractor of the commission unless the OIG has
evidence that the provider has materially misrepresented documentation
relating to those services.
(d) Unless the OIG receives a request from a law enforcement
agency to temporarily withhold notice pursuant to 42 C.F.R. §455.23,
the OIG shall provide notice as required by 42 C.F.R. §455.23(b)
and Texas Government Code §531.102(g).
(e) Scope and effect of payment hold.
(1) Once a person is placed on payment hold, payment
of Medicaid claims for specific procedures or services is limited
or denied as long as the payment hold is in effect.
(2) After a payment hold is terminated for any reason,
the OIG may retain the funds accumulated during the payment hold to
offset any overpayment, criminal restitution, penalty or other assessment,
or agreed-upon amount that may result from ongoing investigation of
the person, including any payment amount accepted by the prosecuting
authorities made in lieu of a prosecution to reimburse the Medicaid
or other HHS program.
(3) The payment hold may be terminated or partially
lifted for the reasons outlined in 42 C.F.R. §455.23 or Texas
Government Code §531.102(g)(8).
|Source Note: The provisions of this §371.1709 adopted to be effective October 14, 2012, 37 TexReg 7989; amended to be effective April 15, 2014, 39 TexReg 2833; amended to be effective October 1, 2015, 40 TexReg 6585; amended to be effective May 1, 2016, 41 TexReg 2941