H. B. 2045
(By Delegate Facemyer)
[Introduced January 13, 1999; referred to the
Committee on Health and Human Resources then Government
A BILL to amend article five, chapter nine of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended,
by adding thereto a new section, designated section
eleven-d, relating to requiring providers of medicaid
assistance or services to furnish the recipients itemized
statements of the assistance or services.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article five, chapter nine of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be
amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section
eleven-d, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 5. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.
§9-5-11d. Itemized statements of medicaid services.
All recipients of medical assistance under the medicaid program shall be furnished an itemized statement of the services
or assistance from all providers of medical services or medical
assistance and other services and assistance approved by this
chapter. If the itemized statement is accurate as to the
assistance or service provided, the recipient or the guardian,
committee or attorney in fact for the recipient shall sign the
itemized statement verifying the receipt of the assistance or
services. If the itemized statement is not accurate, or if the
recipient, guardian, committee or attorney in fact for the
recipient disagrees with any service or assistance described on
the itemized statement, the department of health and human
resources shall be notified immediately. The department of
health and human resources shall prescribe the form of the
itemized statement and investigate any discrepancy brought to its
attention by or on behalf of a medicaid assistance recipient.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require medicaid
assistance or service providers to present itemized statements of
assistance or service rendered to medicaid recipients for
verification of the recipients of the assistance or service
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.