Attention: Nursing Home Providers
Health Management Systems (HMS) has been contracted by Alabama Medicaid to perform estate recovery services. These services are for the recovery of medical assistance payments from the estates of certain deceased Medicaid recipients and/or their spouses who previously received nursing home care paid for by Medicaid. Nursing home providers may soon be receiving letters or a questionnaire from HMS requesting information in order to recover the costs of Medicaid services, when it is appropriate. HMS is working as an authorized agent for the Alabama Medicaid Agency and security agreements are in place for a provider to be able to release recipient and sponsor information to HMS.
Providers are asked to complete requests from HMS within two weeks of receipt of the notice. Questionnaires must be completely filled out with all requested documentation and faxed to (855) 809-3983 or mailed to HMS, The Alabama Medicaid Estate Recovery Contractor, P. O. Box 166709, Irving, TX 75016-6709. Any questions about any letter or questionnaire should be referred to HMS at (855) 543-8395. Any questions that need to be directed to the Agency regarding the estate recovery services being performed by HMS can be directed to Keith Thompson at (334) 242-5248.