RULEMAKING: Medicaid - Notices of Intent

October 13, 2023
Amends the provisions governing the Supports Waiver to: 1) add specialized medical equipment and supplies (incontinence supplies) and community life engagement development as services, and transportation as a separate service; 2) add reimbursement for each new service; and 3) allow prevocational services to be delivered virtually in order to align the administrative Rule with the waiver application approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
October 13, 2023
Amends the provisions governing the home and community-based behavioral health services waiver in order to clarify the criteria for discharge from the Coordinated System of Care program and ensure that members are aware that their failure to cooperate in the re-evaluation assessment will result in discharge from the waiver program.
October 11, 2023
Repeals and replaces the provisions of LAC 48:I.Chapter 125 governing facility need review in its entirety in order to re-promulgate these provisions in compliance with Act 531 of the 2022 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature and to include requirements for Opioid Treatment Program need and application reviews.
September 11, 2023
Amends the provisions governing targeted case management (TCM) under the New Opportunities Waiver, early and periodic screening, diagnosis and treatment, and the EarlySteps Program in order to clarify language and ensure the requirements for TCM services are accurately reflected throughout the administrative Rule.
September 11, 2023
Repeals professional service Rules which were promulgated prior to implementation of the Louisiana Administrative Code codification system, as it has been determined that the provisions of these uncodified Rules are obsolete or are procedural requirements that are included in the provider manual and should be repealed.
September 11, 2023
Amends the provisions governing the Pharmacy Benefit Management Program in order to remove references to specific over the counter drugs from the Louisiana Administrative Code to align the administrative Rule with the Medicaid State Plan, as a result of guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
August 10, 2023
Amends the provisions governing the licensing of nursing facilities to reflect the department’s option to revoke or deny renewal of the license of a facility that has received a letter of rejection of its emergency preparedness plan and to amend the provisions governing visitation by clergy, immediate family members and other designated persons during a declared public health emergency, in compliance with Acts 3 and 367 of the 2023 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature.
August 10, 2023
Amends the provisions governing the Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program in order to update the qualifications for certified nurse aides to allow certification of individuals who have successfully completed a semester of a registered or practical nursing program, which includes a course on foundational nursing skills, to take an approved nurse aide competency evaluation examination and to update the registration requirements for the Louisiana Certified Nurse Aide Registry, in compliance with Act 80 of the 2023 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature.
August 10, 2023
Continues the provisions of the August 1, 2023 Emergency Rule, which adopted provisions in the Professional Services Program governing reimbursement for services provided by licensed midwives and certified nurse midwives and amended the provisions governing free-standing birthing centers to increase the reimbursement rate for services rendered by these providers, in compliance with Act 207 of the 2023 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature.
August 10, 2023
Amends the provisions governing the licensing standards of intermediate care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities to update the requirements for visitation by close family members of a resident during a declared public health emergency, in compliance with Act 367 of the 2023 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature.
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