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  208.156.  Hearings granted applicants and suppliers of services, when — class action authorized for suppliers, requirements — claims may be cumulative — procedure — appeal. — 1.  The family support division or the MO HealthNet division shall provide for granting an opportunity for a fair hearing under section 208.080 to any applicant or recipient whose claim for medical assistance is denied or is not acted upon with reasonable promptness.

  2.  Any person authorized under section 208.153 to provide services for which benefit payments are authorized under section 208.152 whose claim for reimbursement for such services is denied or is not acted upon with reasonable promptness shall be entitled to a hearing before the administrative hearing commission pursuant to the provisions of chapter 621.

  3.  Any person authorized under section 208.153 to provide services for which benefit payments are authorized under section 208.152 who is denied participation in any program or programs established under the provisions of chapter 208 shall be entitled to a hearing before the administrative hearing commission pursuant to the provisions of chapter 621.

  4.  Any person authorized under section 208.153 to provide services for which benefit payments are authorized under section 208.152 who is aggrieved by any rule or regulation promulgated by the department of social services or any division therein shall be entitled to a hearing before the administrative hearing commission pursuant to the provisions of chapter 621.

  5.  Any person authorized under section 208.153 to provide services for which benefit payments are authorized under section 208.152 who is aggrieved by any rule or regulation, contractual agreement, or decision, as provided for in section 208.166, by the department of social services or any division therein shall be entitled to a hearing before the administrative hearing commission pursuant to the provisions of chapter 621.

  6.  No provider of service may file a petition for a hearing before the administrative hearing commission unless the amount for which he seeks reimbursement exceeds five hundred dollars.

  7.  One or more providers of service as will fairly insure adequate representation of others having similar claims against the department of social services or any division therein may institute the hearing on behalf of all in the class if there is a common question of law or fact affecting the several rights and a common relief is sought.

  8.  Any person authorized under section 208.153 to provide services for which benefit payments are authorized under section 208.152 and who is entitled to a hearing as provided for in the preceding sections shall have thirty days from the date of mailing or delivery of a decision of the department of social services or its designated division in which to file his petition for review with the administrative hearing commission except that claims of less than five hundred dollars may be accumulated until they total that sum and at which time the provider shall have ninety days to file his petition.

  9.  When a person entitled to a hearing as provided for in this section applies to the administrative hearing commission for a stay order staying the actions of the department of social services or its divisions, the administrative hearing commission shall not grant such stay order until after a full hearing on such application.  The application shall be advanced on the docket for immediate hearing and determination.  The person applying for such stay order shall not be granted such stay order unless that person shall show that immediate and irreparable injury, loss, or damage will result if such stay order is denied, or that such person has a reasonable likelihood of success upon the merits of his claim; and provided further that no stay order shall be issued without the person seeking such order posting a bond in such sum as the administrative hearing commission finds sufficient to protect and preserve the interest of the department of social services or its divisions.  In no event may the administrative hearing commission grant such stay order where the claim arises under a program or programs funded by federal funds or by any combination of state and federal funds, unless it is specified in writing by the financial section of the appropriate federal agency that federal financial participation will be continued under the stay order.

  10.  The other provisions of this section notwithstanding, a person receiving or providing benefits shall have the right to bring an action in appealing from the administrative hearing commission in the circuit court of Cole County, Missouri, or the county of his residence pursuant to section 536.050.

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(L. 1967 p. 325, A.L. 1979 H.B. 88, A.L. 1981 S.B. 73, A.L. 1982 H.B. 1086, A.L. 2018 S.B. 975 & 1024 Revision)

(1993) Where action is based on specific facts involving named entities and is a challenge to an agency decision, jurisdiction to challenge decision is vested in the administrative hearing commission under this section.  Because action challenged an agency decision and not an agency rule, section 536.050, RSMo, does not allow a declaratory judgment action to be brought in the circuit court.  Missouri Health Care Association, EBG III, Inc. v. Missouri Department of Social Services, 851 S.W.2d 567 (Mo. App. W.D.).


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