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Register December 2013 No. 696
Chapter DHS 153
DHS 153.01   Authority and purpose.
DHS 153.02   Definitions.
DHS 153.03   Eligibility.
DHS 153.035   Termination of eligibility.
DHS 153.037   Retroactive eligibility.
DHS 153.04   Patient certification.
DHS 153.05   Provider approval.
DHS 153.06   Provider reimbursement.
DHS 153.07   Participant liability.
DHS 153.08   Standards for comprehensive treatment centers.
Ch. DHS 153 Note Note: Chapter HSS 153 as it existed on December 31, 1994 was repealed and a new chapter HSS 153 was created effective January 1, 1995. Chapter HSS 153 was renumbered to chapter HFS 153 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., and corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6. and 7., Stats., Register, September, 1999, No. 525. Chapter HFS 153 was renumbered chapter DHS 153 under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., and corrections made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register January 2009 No. 637.
DHS 153.01 DHS 153.01Authority and purpose. This chapter is promulgated under the authority of ss. 49.685 (8) (c), 49.687 (1) and 227.11 (2), Stats., to implement a program of reimbursement for the cost of blood products and supplies for use in the home care of residents of Wisconsin who have hemophilia.
DHS 153.01 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1994, No. 468, eff. 1-1-95.
DHS 153.02 DHS 153.02Definitions. In this chapter:
DHS 153.02(1) (1) “Approved source" means a provider who has an agreement with a comprehensive hemophilia treatment center for distribution of blood products and supplies to program participants.
DHS 153.02(1m) (1m) “BadgerCare" means the medical assistance-related program established under s. 49.665, Stats., and chs. DHS 101 to 108.
DHS 153.02(2) (2) “Case management services" means services essential for effective use of blood products and supplies, namely, home care initial training, nurse monitoring for participant compliance and annual comprehensive evaluation of a participant.
DHS 153.02(3) (3) “Comprehensive hemophilia treatment center" means a center, including its satellite facilities, certified by the department under this chapter to provide services, including development of maintenance programs, to persons with hemophilia and other related congenital bleeding disorders.
DHS 153.02(4) (4) “Current year" means the 12-month period beginning with the month of a patient's first application to the hemophilia home care program, or beginning with the month of a participant's subsequent annual recertification for the program.
DHS 153.02(5) (5) “Department" means the Wisconsin department of health services.
DHS 153.02(6) (6) “Family" means a patient and that patient's spouse, if any, and any other person who is claimed as a dependent of that patient or that patient's spouse or who claims that patient as a dependent under the U.S. internal revenue code for the purpose of filing a federal income tax return.
DHS 153.02(7) (7) “Federal poverty guidelines" means the annually updated poverty income thresholds by family size published each year by the U.S. department of health and human services in the federal register.
DHS 153.02 Note Note: The federal poverty guidelines for 1999 were published in the Federal Register, March 18, 1999, 13428.
DHS 153.02(8) (8) “Hemophilia" means a bleeding disorder resulting from a genetically determined clotting factor, protein or platelet function abnormality or deficiency.
DHS 153.02(9) (9) “Home care" means a patient's self-infusion of blood products on an outpatient basis, or the infusion of blood products to a patient on an outpatient basis by a person trained in that procedure.
DHS 153.02(10) (10) “Income" means a family's total earnings, including wages and salary and net income from self-employment, as well as unearned income including social security and supplemental security income, dividends and interest income, income from estates or trusts, net rental income, public assistance, pensions or annuities, unemployment compensation, maintenance or alimony, child support or family support, nontaxable deferred compensation, and nontaxable interest such as interest on federal, state or municipal bonds, but not capital gains income.
DHS 153.02(11) (11) “Maintenance program" means a patient's therapeutic and treatment regimen, including medical, dental, social and vocational rehabilitation services and home health care.
DHS 153.02(11g) (11g) “Medical assistance" has the meaning specified in s. 49.43 (8), Stats., and chs. DHS 101 to 108.
DHS 153.02(11r) (11r) “Medicare" means the health insurance program operated by the U.S. department of health and human services under 42 USC 1395 to 1395zz and 42 CFR Pts. 405 to 421.
DHS 153.02(12) (12) “Participant" means a patient who has been found eligible by the department under s. 49.685, Stats., and this chapter for reimbursement for the costs of blood products and supplies used in the home care of hemophilia.
DHS 153.02(13) (13) “Patient" means a person diagnosed as having hemophilia.
DHS 153.02(14) (14) “Physician director" means the medical director of the comprehensive hemophilia treatment center which is directly responsible for a patient's maintenance program.
DHS 153.02(15) (15) “Program" means the hemophilia home care program under s. 49.685, Stats., and this chapter.
DHS 153.02(16) (16) “Provider" means a comprehensive hemophilia treatment center, an approved source of blood products and supplies or a provider of case management services for program participants.
DHS 153.02(17) (17) “Resident" means any person who is living in Wisconsin with the intention of remaining permanently in the state. A person under the age of 18 is a resident if he or she is determined to be a resident in accordance with s. DWD 11.15.
DHS 153.02 Note Note: DWD 11.15 was repealed eff. 4-1-02.
DHS 153.02(18) (18) “SeniorCare" means the program of prescription drug assistance for eligible elderly persons under s. 49.688, Stats., and ch. DHS 109.
DHS 153.02 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1994, No. 468, eff. 1-1-95; CR 04-051: cr. (1m), (11g), (11r) and (18) Register November 2004 No. 587, eff. 12-1-04; corrections in (1m), (5), (11g) and (18) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6. and 7., Stats., Register January 2009 No. 637.
DHS 153.03 DHS 153.03Eligibility. To be eligible for the hemophilia home care program, a patient shall:
DHS 153.03(1) (1) Be a resident of Wisconsin;
DHS 153.03(2) (2) Be diagnosed by a comprehensive hemophilia treatment center as having hemophilia;
DHS 153.03(3) (3) Enter into a written agreement with a comprehensive hemophilia treatment center for compliance with a maintenance program. The agreement shall specify:
DHS 153.03(3)(a) (a) The services to be provided;
DHS 153.03(3)(b) (b) Responsibilities of the patient and the center relating to development of the plan of treatment and conformance of the patient to applicable center policies;
DHS 153.03(3)(c) (c) The manner in which services are to be controlled, coordinated and evaluated by the center; and
DHS 153.03(3)(d) (d) Procedures for semi-annual evaluation of the maintenance program and for verification that the patient is complying with the established treatment regimen; and
DHS 153.03(4) (4) Provide to the department or its designated agent full, truthful and correct information necessary for the department to determine eligibility and liability on forms specified by the department. A patient shall be ineligible for financial assistance if he or she refuses to provide information, withholds information, refuses to assist the department in verifying the information or provides inaccurate information. The department may verify or audit an applicant's total family income.
DHS 153.03(5) (5) Complete one of the following actions:
DHS 153.03(5)(a) (a) First apply for benefits under all other health care coverage programs for which the person may reasonably be eligible, including medicare, BadgerCare, medical assistance and SeniorCare.
DHS 153.03(5)(b) (b) Apply for and receive from the department a waiver from par. (a) for religious reasons. If the department does not approve the request for a waiver, the applicant shall meet the requirements of par. (a).
DHS 153.03 Note Note: Persons desiring a waiver from the requirements under par. (a) should submit their request to the Division of Public Health, Bureau of Community Health Promotion, Wisconsin Chronic Disease Program, P.O. Box 2659, Madison, WI 53701-2659, or call 1-800-947-9627. Requests must describe the basis of the religious belief that precludes application for benefits under one or more of the programs listed under par. (a).
DHS 153.03 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1994, No. 468, eff. 1-1-95; CR 04-051: cr. (5) Register November 2004 No. 587, eff. 12-1-04.
DHS 153.035 DHS 153.035Termination of eligibility. Eligibility under the hemophilia home care program is terminated if any of the following events occur:
DHS 153.035(1) (1) The patient dies.
DHS 153.035(2) (2) The patient moves out of the state of Wisconsin.
Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.