RULEMAKING: Medicaid - Notices of Intent

January 11, 2017
Amends the provisions governing managed care for physical and behavioral health in order to exclude Louisiana Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (LaHIPP) participants from participation in managed care for physical and behavioral health.
January 11, 2017
Continues the provisions of the August 1, 2015 and July 20, 2016 Emergency Rules which amended the provisions governing the reimbursement methodology for intermediate care facilities for persons with intellectual disabilities (ICFs/ID) in order to adopt provisions to establish supplemental Medicaid payments for services provided to Medicaid recipients residing in privately-owned facilities that enter into a cooperative endeavor agreement with the department and established upper payment limits for supplemental payments to private intermediate care facilities entering into a cooperative endeavor agreement with the department.
December 12, 2016
Continues the provisions of the April 1, 2015 Emergency Rule which adopted provisions governing long-term personal care services (LT-PCS) which mandated that providers must utilize the electronic visit verification system designated by the department for automated scheduling, time and attendance tracking, and billing for LT-PCS.
December 12, 2016
Continues the provisions of the January 1, 2017 Emergency Rule which amended the provisions governing the reimbursement methodology for nursing facilities to change the method for nursing facility rate setting from a point-in-time method to a time-weighted method, and to made technical changes to these provisions to incorporate language from the currently approved Medicaid State Plan.
December 12, 2016
Continues the provisions of the April 7, 2016 Emergency Rule which, in compliance with Act 540 of the 2006 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, amended the provisions governing intermediate care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities to require timely filing of electronic reports related to census information and other needed information during declared disasters or emergencies.
December 12, 2016
Continues the provisions of the April 1, 2015 Emergency Rule which adopted provisions governing the Community Choices Waiver program which mandated that providers of personal assistant services must utilize the electronic visit verification system designated by the department for automated scheduling, time and attendance tracking and billing for certain home and community-based services.
December 12, 2016
Amends the provisions governing the licensing standards for home and community-based services providers in order to further clarify evacuation procedures and correct the formatting of these provisions.
December 12, 2016
Continues the provisions of the October 20, 2016 Emergency Rule which amended the provisions governing disproportionate share hospital payments in order to establish payments to Louisiana low-income academic hospitals.
December 12, 2016
Continues the provisions of the January 1, 2017 Emergency Rule which amended the reimbursement methodology governing applied behavior analysis-based therapy services in order to realign the reimbursement rates to be consistent with the commercial rates for these services which will be in effect statewide in January 2017.
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.