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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Section 2: Texas Medicaid Fee‑for‑Service Reimbursement : 2.7 Medicare Crossover Claim Reimbursement : 2.7.3 Part C: Medicare Advantage Plans (MAPs) : Noncontracted MAPs
Texas Medicaid reimburses professional and outpatient facility crossover claims the lesser of the following:
For Medicare Part B cost sharing obligations, all deductible obligations will be reimbursed at 100 percent of the deductible amount owed, even if the cost sharing comparison results in a lower payment. For all other cost sharing obligations (including Medicare Part A and Part B coinsurance, and C), the cost sharing comparison is performed according to current guidelines.
Texas Medicaid will reimburse coinsurance liability for MQMB clients on valid, assigned Medicare claims that are within the amount, duration, and scope of the Medicaid program, and would be covered by Medicaid when the services are provided, if Medicare did not exist.
If the Medicare payment is equal to or exceeds the allowed Medicaid fee or encounter rate for the service, Texas Medicaid will not make a payment for coinsurance and deductible.
Medicaid payment of a client’s coinsurance/deductible liabilities satisfies the Medicaid obligation to provide coverage for services that Medicaid would have paid in the absence of Medicare coverage. The client has no liability for any balance or Medicare coinsurance and deductible related to Medicaid-covered services.

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