SECTION 1. Subsection (b) of section 31 of chapter 118E of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “ninety-one”, in line 28, the following words:- , required to be recovered pursuant to 42 U.S.C. section 1396p.
SECTION 2. Said subsection (b) of said section 31 of said chapter 118E, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out clause (2) and inserting in place thereof the following clause:-
(2) Recovery from Persons Age 65 and Over: From the estate of an individual who was 65 years of age or older when he or she received such assistance; provided, that recovery shall be limited to only such assistance required to be recovered under 42 U.S.C. section 1396p(b)(1)(B)(i).
SECTION 3. Said subsection (b) of said section 31 of said chapter 118E, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph of clause (3) and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:- Recovery from Persons Age 55 and Over for Post-October 1, 1993 Medicaid: From the estate of an individual who was 55 years of age or older when he or she received such assistance, where such assistance was provided on or after October 1, 1993; provided, that recovery shall be limited to only such assistance required to be recovered under 42 U.S.C. section 1396p(b)(1)(B)(i).
SECTION 4. Said section 31 of said chapter 118E, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding the following 2 subsections:-
(e) The division shall, every 3 months, send to an individual or the legal representative of an individual who is a beneficiary of a MassHealth health insurance plan who may be subject to recovery of medical assistance costs a written statement of account, with an up to date total of the recovery claim.
(f) The division shall notify the individual or the individual’s legal representative of the option to pay off debts incurred as a recovery claim prior to their death, and shall include such notice on each written statement of account sent pursuant to subsection (f). The division shall set up a process through which individuals can repay recovery costs prior to their death.
SECTION 5. Sections 1, 2 and 3 of this act shall take effect as of April 1, 1995.
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