A. Subject to continued federal financial participation as provided in §§ 36-2919 and 36-2958, the director shall plan for and take all steps necessary to implement the qualified
medicare beneficiary program under title XIX of the social security act, as amended.
B. The administration and the director have full operational responsibility for this
article. Except as provided in this article or required by federal law or the § 1115 waiver,
the provisions of articles 1 and 2 of this chapter 2 are fully applicable to this article and the director and administration have all
the rights, powers, duties and responsibilities accorded to the system under articles
1 and 2 of this chapter. Services shall be delivered in accordance with federal law and the § 1115 waiver
for articles 1 and 2 of this chapter.
C. The administration shall coordinate benefits provided under this article to members
so that costs for services payable by the system are costs avoided or recovered from
a third party payor. The director may require that program contractors, contractors and noncontracting
providers are responsible for the coordination of benefits for services provided pursuant
to this article. Benefit coordination requirements for noncontracting providers are limited to coordination
of benefits with standard health insurance and disability or medicare supplemental
health insurance policies and similar programs for health coverage. The director shall require members to assign to the system rights to all types of
medical benefits to which the member is entitled.
D. Notwithstanding § 36-2911, the program contractors or contractors shall pay all premiums, deductibles and coinsurance
amounts for the member to obtain coverage or secure services as required by the administration. For members not enrolled with a contractor or program contractor the administration
may pay the premiums, deductibles and coinsurance amounts.
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