Financial reimbursement may be available to installers of GPS, alcohol, and drug monitoring devices for qualifying indigent participants required to have a monitoring device.
Formerly known as the DUI Monitoring Fund and the Interlock Assistance Fund (IAF), the Electronic Monitoring Indigency Fund (EMIF) provides financial reimbursement to installers for indigent participants required by a judge to have a monitoring device.
The 111th Tennessee General Assembly created two
accounts for the EMIF - the Interlock Account, and an account that creates a local
government cost sharing program for non-interlock devices. The Division of Claims and Risk Management administers the reimbursement process for invoices filed by vendors through the Fund.
EMIF portal access
Specifically, the bill divides the EMIF into two accounts, as follows:
The implementation of the local government matching grant program will require local governments that wish to utilize electronic monitoring devices other than ignition interlock devices to opt-in and cover 50% of claim expenses. If a local government did not participate in FY20, but would like to participate beginning FY22, a resolution must be passed by its governing body and provided to the Tennessee Department of Treasury by September 15, 2020.
If a county elects to participate in the cost sharing program for non-interlock devices, three steps must be completed.
By September 15, 2020
Local governments participating in the EMIF Cost-Sharing program in FY21 that plan to continue in FY22, need to submit a finalized budget for FY21 within 30 days of passage, or by August 30, 2020, whichever is earlier, and an estimated budget for FY22 no later than September 15, 2020.
If a participating local government elects not to participate in FY21, notice must be sent in writing to EMIF@tn.gov
To participate in the local government cost-sharing program, your governing body will need to adopt a resolution and pass the memorandum of understanding.These documents can be downloaded below.
EMIF Memorandum of Understanding EMIF Resolution for Local Governments
For participants who are eligible for assistance under the EMIF, the providers file invoices for reimbursement with the Division of Claims and Risk Management along with supporting information during the period the device is required. Reimbursable services include:
The EMIF provides reimbursement to individuals or entities engaged in the business of manufacturing, selling, leasing, servicing or monitoring alcohol or drug monitoring devices (“Provider”). All Providers submitting interlock claims for reimbursement must be listed on the Department of Safety’s approved Provider list.
Providers shall charge reasonable and customary fees in accordance with applicable law. Ignition Interlock devices are covered if requested by court order.
If a specific county has elected to participate in the local government cost-sharing plan, then non-interlock alcohol or drug monitoring devices that are eligible for reimbursement from the EMIF may include, but are not limited to:
The Department shall pay no more than two hundred dollars ($200.00) per month from the EMIF for each Device ordered for each individual (“Participant”) who has been ordered by a Court pursuant to applicable law to use a Device.
A provider must be an active supplier on the State’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system
Procedures for Reimbursement
The failure to submit a legible or complete copy of any of the required information may result in a denial or delay of payment to the Provider.
Claims may be submitted by logging in to the EMIF portal
Once the Department receives the information to process a request for reimbursement from the EMIF, the Department will make every effort to approve or deny a request within ninety (90) days after all of the required information is received by the Department. The Department will notify the Provider in writing of any denial for reimbursement.
If a claim for reimbursement is denied by the Department, the Provider may request that the claim be reconsidered by submitting additional information or documentation not previously submitted with the original invoice in support of the claim with a new itemized invoice.
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