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Federal Reimbursement of Emergency Health Services furnished to Undocumented Aliens

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

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Who is eligible to apply...

From the allotments made for a State, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall pay an amount (subject to the total amount available from such allotments) directly to eligible providers located in the State where emergency services were incurred to the extent that the eligible provider was not otherwise reimbursed. An eligible provider defined under the statute is a hospital, physician, or provider of ambulance services(including an Indian Health Service (IHS) facility whether operated by the IHS or by an Indian tribal or tribal organization).

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Credentials/Documentation

Not later than September 1, 2004, the Secretary shall establish a process under which eligible providers located in a State may request payments. This process will include guidance regarding claims submission and documentation standards.

Note:This is a brief description of the credentials or documentation required prior to, or along with, an application for assistance.

About this section:

This section indicates who can apply to the Federal government for assistance and the criteria the potential applicant must satisfy. For example, individuals may be eligible for research grants, and the criteria to be satisfied may be that they have a professional or scientific degree, 3 years of research experience, and be a citizen of the United States. Universities, medical schools, hospitals, or State and local governments may also be eligible. Where State governments are eligible, the type of State agency will be indicated (State welfare agency or State agency on aging) and the criteria that they must satisfy.

Certain federal programs (e.g., the Pell Grant program which provides grants to students) involve intermediate levels of application processing, i.e., applications are transmitted through colleges or universities that are neither the direct applicant nor the ultimate beneficiary. For these programs, the criteria that the intermediaries must satisfy are also indicated, along with intermediaries who are not eligible.