Indiana Medicaid Transportation Provider Bond
What is an Indiana Medicaid Transportation Provider Bond?
A Medicaid Transportation Provider Surety Bond is a type of surety bond required by the State of Indiana, Family and Social Services Administration, Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning (OMPP). This surety bond coverage is set at a minimum amount of $50,000 and a term of three years. A copy of the bond surety is to be included with the IHCP provider enrollment application for newly enrolling transportation providers, changes of ownership of a currently enrolled transportation provider, and purchases or transfer of assets of a currently enrolled transportation provider.
Applicants may also be required to post a federal DMEPOS (Durable Medical Equipment Provider) Surety Bond.
Why is an Indiana Medicaid Provider Bond Required?
The Medicaid Provider Surety Bond provides protection against duplicate, erroneous, or false Medicaid claims paid by the OMPP or is fiscal agent to the transportation provider during the term of the surety bond. The surety bond covers the amount of the duplicate, erroneous, or false claim that was paid by the OMPP or its fiscal agent to the transportation provider, plus accrued interest or assessments imposed by the OMPP against the transportation provider.
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Effective July 1, 2013, the Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) began requiring a surety bond from those applying to enroll as a common carrier (for-profit ambulatory or non-ambulatory) and/or a taxi transportation provider.
The surety bond requirement does not apply to a transportation provider that meets one of the following exceptions: 501(c)(3) organizations, businesses owned or controlled by a person that is licensed or certified by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA), a pharmacy with a permit issued by the Indiana Board of Pharmacy, a hospital licensed by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), those granted a waiver of the requirement at the discretion of the Secretary of Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) if transportation services are to be provided in a federal or state designated underserved area or if the IHCP has been determined the provider does not pose a significant risk of submitting fraudulent or false Medicaid claims.