RULEMAKING: Medicaid - Notices of Intent

October 11, 2018
Adopts provisions governing the Nurse Licensure Compact in order to decrease redundancies in the consideration and issuance of nursing licenses, and to provide an opportunity for interstate practice by nurses who meet the Louisiana Department of Health’s uniform licensure requirements, in compliance with the requirements of Act 577 of the 2018 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature.
October 11, 2018
Amends the provisions governing Medicaid eligibility to allow for the option to eliminate the five-year waiting period for Medicaid coverage of lawfully residing children in compliance with the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009. The proposed rule also repromulgates the provisions of the June 20, 1998 Rule governing Medicaid eligibility for qualified non-citizens to ensure that these provisions are promulgated in the Louisiana Administrative Code in a clear and concise manner.
October 11, 2018
Continues the provisions of the October 20, 2018 Emergency Rule which amended the provisions governing the New Opportunities Waiver in order to provide additional reimbursement for services rendered to participants with complex medical and behavioral needs, and to align the minimum age requirement for participation with the waiver amendment approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
September 11, 2018
Amends the provisions governing the reimbursement methodology for rural health clinics in order to implement a payment methodology to allow reimbursement for mammography screening and diagnosis services outside of the prospective payment system rate.
September 11, 2018
Amends the provisions governing the reimbursement methodology for outpatient hospital services in order to increase the reimbursement rates paid to non-rural, non-state hospitals and children’s specialty hospitals in compliance with House Concurrent Resolution 6 of the 2018 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature.
September 11, 2018
Amends the provisions governing medical certification for nursing facility admissions in order to align the requirements for continued stay requests with current Office of Aging and Adult Services policies and procedures to ensure that these provisions are promulgated in a clear and concise manner in the Louisiana Administrative Code.
September 11, 2018
Amends the provisions governing the Adult Day Health Care Waiver in order to: 1) align these provisions with the waiver approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; 2) ensure consistency across Office of Aging and Adult Services (OAAS) waivers and the standard language used in other OAAS administrative rules; 3) provide the option for participants to designate a responsible representative; 4) amend the criteria for priority offers to specify priority for individuals admitted to, or residing in, nursing facilities who have Medicaid as the sole payer source; and 5) allow OAAS to grant exceptions to waiver discharges due to qualifying circumstances.
September 11, 2018
Amends the provisions governing the reimbursement methodology for federally qualified health centers in order to implement a payment methodology to allow reimbursement for mammography screening and diagnosis services outside of the prospective payment system rate.
September 11, 2018
Adopts provisions governing an expedited licensing process and fees for healthcare facilities and providers licensed by the department in compliance with Act 324 of the 2018 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature.
September 11, 2018
Repeals and replaces the provisions governing the licensing standards for emergency medical transportation services in order to: 1) clarify and align these provisions with the corresponding legislative authorities governing emergency medical services; 2) ensure that the provisions are consistent with standard language used in other health care licensing regulations; and 3) promulgate the provisions in a clear and concise manner in the Louisiana Administrative Code in compliance with Act 789 of the 2012 Regular Session, Act 106 of the 2017 Regular Session, and Act 557 of the 2018 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature.