RULEMAKING: Medicaid - Notices of Intent

June 13, 2016
Continues the provisions of the July 11, 2015 Emergency Rule which amended the provisions governing the reimbursement methodology for nursing facilities in order to suspend the provisions of LAC 50:II.Chapter 200, and to impose provisions to ensure that the rates in effect do not increase for the SFY 2016 rating period.
June 13, 2016
Continues the provisions of the January 1, 2016 Emergency Rule which amended the provisions governing managed care for physical and basic behavioral health to provide clarification regarding the inclusion of non-emergency medical transportation services.
June 13, 2016
Amends the provisions governing hospice services in order to replace the retired local coverage determination (LCD) number with an active LCD number.
June 13, 2016
Amends the provisions governing the allocation of waiver opportunities in the New Opportunities Waiver (NOW) to revise the criteria for qualification for NOW emergency opportunities, simplify the allocation process for NOW emergency opportunities, and facilitate faster access to NOW emergency services for qualified individuals.
June 13, 2016
Amends the provisions governing federally qualified health centers in order to allow certified medical assistants to apply fluoride varnish under the direction of a certified physician, and to establish training requirements for appliers of fluoride varnish.
May 11, 2016
Amends the provisions governing the Facility Need Review (FNR) program in order to provide exceptions pertaining to the expiration of FNR approvals for beds that are de-licensed and decertified when facilities undergo major alterations.
May 11, 2016
Continues the provisions of the July 1, 2015 Emergency Rule which amended the provisions governing school-based nursing services covered in the EPSDT Program to remove the IEP requirement.
May 11, 2016
Continues the provisions of the March 5, 2015 Emergency Rule which repealed the provisions governing disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments for Mental Health Emergency Room Extensions in order to eliminate these DSH payments.
April 11, 2016
Continues the provisions of the October 1, 2014 and the May 20, 2015 Emergency Rules which repealed the October 20, 1994 Rule governing non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) services in order to revise the provisions governing NEMT services, amend the provisions governing the reimbursement methodology for NEMT services to replace the monthly payment of capitated rates with a monthly per trip payment methodology, incorporate provisions governing appeals rights for denials and partial denials of NEMT services and to ensure that these provisions are appropriately promulgated in a codified format for inclusion in the Louisiana Administrative Code.
April 11, 2016
Amends the provisions governing Medicaid financial eligibility in order to incorporate reasonable limits on incurred medical expense deductions in long-term care financial eligibility determinations, and to promulgate these provisions in a codified format for inclusion in the Louisiana Administrative Code.