RULEMAKING: Medicaid - Notices of Intent

January 10, 2022
Amends the provisions governing the reimbursement methodology in the Professional Services Program in order to align the reimbursement for new services added to the Medicaid fee schedule with the State Plan Amendment approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
January 10, 2022
Amends the provisions governing the licensing of home and community-based services providers in order to clarify the requirements regarding worker’s compensation, general and professional liability insurance, hours of operation, and business location closure.
January 10, 2022
Repeals the provisions of LAC 50:XXXI.Subpart 15 governing the Adult Residential Care Waiver in its entirety, since the waiver was not approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
January 10, 2022
Amends the provision governing adult mental health services in order to add crisis stabilization as a covered service, in compliance with the June 6, 2018 agreement between the Department of Health and the U.S. Department of Justice.
December 10, 2021
Amends the provisions governing Medicaid eligibility to extend postpartum eligibility from 60 days to 12 months and amends the provisions governing Modified Adjusted Gross Income Groups in order to align the administrative rule with current provisions of the Medicaid State Plan approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in compliance with House Resolution 193 of the 2021 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature.
December 10, 2021
Amends the provisions governing the licensing of hospitals in order to update the standards for obstetrical and newborn services to ensure that the administrative Rule reflects current requirements for staffing and levels of care units and relocate the existing provisions of LAC 48:I.9511-9515 to LAC 48:I.9519-9523.
December 10, 2021
Adopts provisions governing the installation and use of newborn safety devices located inside hospital facilities which have 24-hour emergency departments in compliance with Act 421 of the 2021 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature.
December 10, 2021
Amends the provisions governing the licensing of ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) in order to: 1) add the definition of optometry; 2) exempt ASC medical staff qualified as optometrists and practicing optometry from the requirement to also be staff members or have admitting privileges at local hospitals; and 3) require ASCs to have a written procedure for the immediate transfer of patients requiring emergency services to a local facility that meets federal requirements for payment and to provide the facility with a notice of operations and patient population served.
December 10, 2021
Amends the provisions governing the licensing of adult residential care providers (ARCPs) in order to extend the timeframe the ARCP is allowed to inactivate its license due to a declared emergency or disaster from one year to two years.
November 10, 2021
Amends the provisions governing reimbursement for nursing facilities in order to establish guidelines for submitting amended cost reports and to ensure that costs in the rate and floor component are classified appropriately.
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