§ 27-18.4-2. Coordination of benefits with Medical Assistance Acquired rights to payments.
(a) An insurer is prohibited from considering the availability or eligibility for medical assistance in this or any other state when considering eligibility for coverage or making payments under its plan for eligible enrollees, subscribers, policyholders or certificate holders.
(b) To the extent that payment for covered expenses has been made under the state Medicaid program for health care items or services furnished to an individual in any case where a third party, including an insurer, has a legal liability to make payments, the department of human services is considered to have acquired the rights of the individual to payment by any other party, including an insurer, for those health care items or services. These rights are further defined and are enforceable in accordance with §§ 40-6-9 and 40-6-9.1.
(P.L. 1994, ch. 237, § 2; P.L. 2002, ch. 65, art. 35, § 2.)