Family and Children's Medicaid MA-3225 APPLICATION PROCESSING - CORRECTIVE ACTION PROCEDURES
For all counties and the DDS, monitoring thresholds are 80% for each category of denials, withdrawals, inquiries and discouragement.
- A county shall be monitored every other year when the adjusted application report card shows the county passed the APT/PPT in each MA category (Other and MAD), or, the county failed the APT/PPT in MAD due to DDS delay.
- When a county or DDS fails the Adjusted Application Report Card threshold for one or two months in any Medicaid category; the county or DDS shall be monitored on an annual basis, provided no waivers of the report card failures were submitted and approved.
- When a county or DDS fails the report card three or more times in a year; the county or DDS will be monitored annually regardless of the reason for delay, or, whether waivers are approved.
A. Monitoring Report
Upon completion of monitoring of the county dss, the monitoring unit will complete a report of findings. Copies will be sent electronically to the county dss, MPR, and field staff supervisor. Only the documents used to cite improper actions will be returned to the agency.
a. After completing the analysis, the county department must document findings, prepare a corrective action plan if necessary, and document when actions are taken. Complete the DMA-5169, Report card Analysis. Always indicate the date the report was received. Submit the DMA-5168, Actions Taken On Improper Denials, Withdrawals, or Inquiries Identified In Monitoring, to the MPR when all cases are disposed. Keep this information in the central file or notebook in chronological order so the MPR can view it.
REISSUED 11/01/11– CHANGE NO. 15-11
2. The MPR will review the analysis and provide input. State staff may also assist in further analysis and review the corrective action plan and documentation of action taken to ensure actions are appropriate.
B. Disputing Monitoring Findings
Upon receipt of the findings, the county or DDS may dispute the monitoring findings within 10 work days of receipt of the findings. Written documentation to support the reason for the dispute must be provided.
The findings of the monitors may be disputed only for:
• The accuracy of the days excluded or included in determining timely processing, or
• A change in Medicaid policy that caused the county to be out of compliance, or
• An EIS problem that caused the county to be out of compliance.
1. Required Information for Dispute
Submit the request to dispute monitoring findings to:
North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance
Application Monitoring Unit
2501 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2501
Attention: Program Manager
Fax Number (919) 715-0801
2. With the request, the county must submit:
a. A list of the cases for which the county disputes the findings of the monitors. The county is not required to dispute findings on all cited cases and should reopen the cases that are not disputed.
b. Documentation to support the county's argument that cases were processed correctly. This documentation may include the argument that changes in policy caused the cases to be out of compliance, citing policy in the manual section that supports the agency’s argument, documentation of EIS problems that resulted in failure, etc.
REVISED 03/01/08 – CHANGE NO. 08-08
C. Finalization of Findings
Monitoring findings become final if not disputed based on the date of the letter or upon the date of the response of the Program Manager to the disputed findings.
D. Corrective Action
The county dss must take corrective action within 30 calendar days of the final monitoring results. Cases must be reopened following procedures in MA-3215, Processing the Application.