COUNTIES AND COUNTY LAW
HOSPITALS FOR INDIGENT SICK
31-3508A. payment for necessary medical services by an obligated county. (1) Upon receipt of a final determination by the county commissioners approving an application for financial assistance under the provisions of this chapter, an applicant, or the third party applicant on behalf of the applicant, shall, within sixty (60) days, submit any remaining medical claims pursuant to the procedures provided in chapter 15, title 31, Idaho Code.
(2) Payment shall be made to hospitals or providers on behalf of an applicant and shall be made on the next payment cycle. In no event shall payment be delayed longer than sixty (60) days from receipt of the county claim.
(3) Payment to a hospital or provider pursuant to this chapter shall be payment of the debt in full and the provider or hospital shall not seek additional funds from the applicant.
(4) Within fourteen (14) days after the county payment, the clerk of the obligated county shall forward to the board any application for financial assistance exceeding, at the reimbursement rate, the total sum of eleven thousand dollars ($11,000) in the aggregate per resident in any consecutive twelve (12) month period. A copy of the clerk’s findings, the final decision of the county commissioners and a statement of which costs the clerk has paid shall be forwarded with the application to the board.
[31-3508A, added 2011, ch. 291, sec. 17, p. 806; am. 2013, ch. 279, sec. 6, p. 728.]