DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Office of Reimbursements
I. Subject to the direction and supervision of the commissioner, the office of reimbursements shall:
(a) Review and investigate all records of the New Hampshire hospital, Laconia developmental services, the secure psychiatric unit, the Glencliff home, and the Anna Philbrook center, relative to expenses incurred by patients, residents, or clients at such institutions, facilities, or programs or expenses incurred by patients, residents, or clients receiving care, treatment, services, or maintenance at the direction of the commissioner of health and human services, and make recommendations to the commissioner and to the respective superintendents or directors of such institutions, facilities, or programs as to the rates to be charged for the care, treatment, and maintenance of such patients, residents, or clients.
(b) Investigate the ability of patients, residents, or clients of such institutions and of the persons receiving care, treatment, maintenance, or services either in public or private institutions or otherwise at the direction of the commissioner and those legally chargeable for their support and maintenance to pay for such care, treatment, maintenance, and/or services and recommend to the commissioner the charge to be rendered.
(c) Submit monthly to the commissioner any recommended changes in the schedule of charges based upon the ability of the patient, resident, or client or those legally chargeable for their support to pay.
(d) Submit monthly to the commissioner a report setting forth any facts or information which bear upon or affect the domicile of any patient, residents, or clients of such institution, facility, or program which the office of reimbursements has found in conjunction with investigations under this subdivision.
(e) Administer estates.
(f) Serve as appraiser without certification if appointed by the probate court, notwithstanding any other provision of law.
(g) Consistent with RSA 126-A:42, II, file a notice of lien with the register of deeds of the county in which the patient or resident of any of the institutions named in RSA 126-A:34 or at a public or private institution owns real property.
II. The commissioner of health and human services shall take such action as the commissioner deems advisable.
Source. 1995, 310:1. 1997, 215:1. 2007, 263:12. 2010, Sp. Sess., 1:27. 2011, 224:300. 2012, 228:2. 2013, 144:39, eff. July 1, 2013.