RULEMAKING: Medicaid - Notices of Intent

July 10, 2018
Amends the provisions governing outpatient hospital services in order to repeal the provisions governing duration of outpatient status to remove these procedural requirements from the Louisiana Administrative Code.
July 10, 2018
Amends the provisions governing managed care for physical and behavioral health in order to allow MCOs to utilize skilled nursing facilities for members who transition from acute care hospital services as a step-down continuum of care and to align the governing authorities with current operations and practices.
July 10, 2018
Amends the provisions governing the Community Choices Waiver (CCW) in order to: 1) align the provisions governing target population, service definitions and provider qualifications with the waiver approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; 2) eliminate the non-medical transportation service; 3) amend the criteria for CCW priority offers to specify priority for individuals admitted to, or residing in, nursing facilities for whom Medicaid is the sole payer source; 4) change references to the minimum data set-home care to the International Resident Assessment Instrument (interRAI) assessment tool; and 5) allow OAAS to grant exceptions to waiver discharges for interruptions due qualifying circumstances.
July 10, 2018
Continues the provisions of the July 1, 2018 Emergency Rule which amended the provisions governing healthcare services provider fees in order to calculate, levy and collect an assessment for each assessed hospital, with the exception of facilities prohibited from participating in the Medicare Program and to increase provider fees for emergency ground ambulance service providers.
July 10, 2018
Amends the provisions governing the reimbursement methodology for FQHCs in order to implement a payment methodology to allow reimbursement for long-acting reversible contraceptive devices outside of the prospective payment system rates.
July 10, 2018
Continues the provisions of the June 30, 2018 Emergency Rule which amended the provisions governing disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments for major medical centers in order to establish qualification criteria, and a DSH payment methodology, for large private hospitals located in the southwestern area of the state (LDH Region 4) which provide specialized intensive care burn units.
November 15, 2016
Amends the provisions governing home and community-based behavioral health services in order to clarify the provisions to ensure adequate service coordination and delivery.
July 11, 2016
Amends the provisions governing LT-PCS to remove the non-medical transportation services provisions erroneously continued in the June 20, 2016 Rule in order to ensure that the provisions are promulgated accurately in the Louisiana Administrative Code.
July 11, 2016
Amends the provisions governing the new adult eligibility group in order to clarify the provisions of the May 20, 2016 Rule which adopted provisions in the Medicaid Program to expand coverage to the new adult group.
July 11, 2016
Amends the licensing standards governing hospitals in order to amend the provisions governing emergency services provided by free-standing emergency facilities.