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21-5926.Definitions. As used in K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 21-5925 through 21-5934 and K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 75-725 and 75-726, and amendments thereto:

(a) "Attorney general" means the attorney general, employees of the attorney general or authorized representatives of the attorney general;

(b) "benefit" means the receipt of money, goods, items, facilities, accommodations or anything of pecuniary value;

(c) "claim" means an electronic, electronic impulse, facsimile, magnetic, oral, telephonic or written communication that is utilized to identify any goods, service, item, facility or accommodation as reimbursable to the Kansas medicaid program, or its fiscal agents, or which states income or expense and is or may be used to determine a rate of payment by the Kansas medicaid program, or its fiscal agent;

(d) "fiscal agent" means any corporation, firm, individual, organization, partnership, professional association or other legal entity which, through a contractual relationship with the department of social and rehabilitation services and thereby, the state of Kansas, receives, processes and pays claims under the Kansas medicaid program;

(e) "family member" means spouse, child, grandchild of any degree, parent, mother-in-law, father-in-law, grandparent of any degree, brother, brother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, half-brother, half-sister, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece, whether biological, step or adoptive;

(f) "medicaid program" means the Kansas program of medical assistance for which federal or state moneys, or any combination thereof, are expended as administered by the department of social and rehabilitation services, or its fiscal agent, or any successor federal or state, or both, health insurance program or waiver granted thereunder;

(g) "medically necessary" means for the purposes of K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 21-5925 through 21-5934 and K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 75-725 and 75-726, and amendments thereto, only, any goods, service, item, facility, or accommodation, that a reasonable and prudent provider under similar circumstances would believe is appropriate for diagnosing or treating a recipient's condition, illness or injury;

(h) "person" means any agency, association, corporation, firm, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, natural person, organization, partnership or other legal entity, the agents, employees, independent contractors, and subcontractors, thereof, and the legal successors thereto, and any official, employee or agent of a state or federal agency having regulatory or administrative authority over the medicaid program;

(i) "provider" means a person who has applied to participate in, who currently participates in, who has previously participated in, who attempts or has attempted to participate in the medicaid program, by providing or claiming to have provided goods, services, items, facilities or accommodations;

(j) "recipient" means an individual, either real or fictitious, in whose behalf any person claimed or received any payment or payments from the medicaid program, or its fiscal agent, whether or not any such individual was eligible for benefits under the medicaid program;

(k) "records" mean all written documents and electronic or magnetic data, including, but not limited to, medical records, X-rays, professional, financial or business records relating to the treatment or care of any recipient; goods, services, items, facilities or accommodations provided to any such recipient; rates paid for such goods, services, items, facilities or accommodations; and goods, services, items, facilities, or accommodations provided to nonmedicaid recipients to verify rates or amounts of goods, services, items, facilities or accommodations provided to medicaid recipients, as well as any records that the medicaid program, or its fiscal agents require providers to maintain;

(l) "sign" means to affix a signature, directly or indirectly, by means of handwriting, typewriter, stamp, computer impulse or other means; and

(m) "statement or representation" means an electronic, electronic impulse, facsimile, magnetic, oral, telephonic, or written communication that is utilized to identify any goods, service, item, facility or accommodation as reimbursable to the medicaid program, or its fiscal agent, or that states income or expense and is or may be used to determine a rate of payment by the medicaid program, or its fiscal agent.

History: L. 2010, ch. 136, § 151; July 1, 2011.



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