RULEMAKING: Medicaid - Emergency Rules

June 25, 2020
The Department of Health, Bureau of Health Services Financing, amends Title 50 of the Louisiana Administrative Code in order to enact temporary provisions to ensure the continuation of essential programs and services throughout the duration of the Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) public health emergency declaration.
April 20, 2020
Today, the Louisiana Department of Health issued a revised order for medical and surgical procedures. This guidance is necessary during a public health emergency to preserve personal protective equipment, to properly utilize hospital staffing and to ensure adequate hospital bed capacity.
April 08, 2020
In response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency declarations and the rapid advancement of COVID-19 throughout Louisiana, the Department of Health, Bureau of Health Services Financing, the Office of Aging and Adult Services (OAAS), and the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD) further amend Title 50 of the Louisiana Administrative Code in order to temporarily adopt additional provisions to ensure the continuation of essential programs and services, and to rescind and replace the nursing facility add-on provisions of the previous COVID-19 Emergency Rule in order to clarify the eligible nursing facility providers.
March 25, 2020
In response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) public health emergency declarations and the rapid advancement of COVID-19 throughout Louisiana, the Department of Health, Bureau of Health Services Financing, the Office of Aging and Adult Services (OAAS), and the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) amend the provisions of Title 50 of the Louisiana Administrative Code in order to adopt temporary measures to provide for the continuation of essential programs and services to ensure the health and welfare of the citizens of Louisiana in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act, R.S. 49:953(B)(1) et seq.
March 25, 2020
Amends the provisions governing the dental benefits prepaid ambulatory health plan in order to increase reimbursement for dental exams for children under three years of age and restorative dental services in compliance with Act 10 of the 2019 Regular Session of the Louisiana legislature.
March 16, 2020
Adopts provisions governing coverage of telemedicine during a declared disaster.
December 27, 2019
Amends the provisions governing provider enrollment in the non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) program in order to lower the minimum liability insurance coverage requirements and reduce insurance premiums paid by NEMT providers to sustain and increase provider participation in the NEMT program. This Emergency Rule also removes language referring to prepayment of premiums from the administrative Rule to align with current practices.
December 10, 2019
Continues the provisions of the September 20, 2019 and December 20, 2019 Emergency Rules which adopted provisions governing the licensing of therapeutic group homes (TGHs) in order to comply with federal criminal background check and Department of Children and Family Services abuse/neglect registry check requirements.
December 10, 2019
Continues the provisions of the November 20, 2018 and December 20, 2019 Emergency Rules which amended the provisions governing the licensing of nursing facilities to adopt provisions governing virtual visitation in order to provide for consent, by a nursing facility resident or a legal representative, relative to the authorization for installation and use of a monitoring device in the room of the resident in compliance with Act 596 of the 2018 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature.
September 20, 2019
This Emergency Rule adopts provisions governing the licensing of Therapeutic Group Homes in order to comply with federal criminal background check and Department of Children and Family Services abuse/neglect registry check requirements.
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