360-7.2 MA program as payment source of last resort. Where a third party, such as a health insurer or responsible person, has a legal liability to pay for MA-covered services on behalf of a recipient, the department or social services district will pay only the amount by which the MA reimbursement rate for the services exceeds the amount of the third party liability. The department or social services district will also pay if the third party payment will not be made within a reasonable time. The department or social services district will seek reimbursement for any payments for care and services it makes for which a third party is legally responsible. They will seek reimbursement to the extent of the third party's legal liability unless the amount reasonably expected to be recovered is less than the cost of making the recovery.
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