RULEMAKING: Medicaid - Notices of Intent

August 10, 2023
Amends the provisions governing the licensing of hospitals in order to permit competent adult victims of sexually oriented criminal offenses to receive written documentation resulting from their forensic medical exam in the possession of the hospital in compliance with Act 540 of the 2022 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, and to require hospitals to adopt and implement policies for a surgical smoke plume evacuation plan for surgical procedures using heat-producing equipment and to update the requirements for visitation by members of the clergy during a declared public health emergency, in compliance with Acts 35 and 367 of the 2023 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature.
August 10, 2023
Amends the provisions governing the licensing of hospice providers to adopt guidelines for visitation during a declared public health emergency by clergy, immediate family members and other designated persons, in compliance with Act 367 of the 2023 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature and to revise the definition of geographic area to specify any parish within a 50 mile radius of the hospice premises, in compliance with House Resolution 152 of the 2023 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature.
August 10, 2023
Amends the provisions governing disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments to increase the reimbursement for DSH eligible services provided by hospitals through a cooperative endeavor agreement with the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) in order to align the payment rate for OBH-approved DSH days to the Medicaid inpatient psychiatric per diem rate on file for free-standing psychiatric hospitals.
August 10, 2023
Amends the provisions governing the licensing of crisis receiving centers in order to update the definitions to appropriately reflect the providers who may execute a coroner’s or physician’s emergency certificate, in compliance with Act 363 of the 2023 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature.
August 10, 2023
Amends the provisions governing the licensing of ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) in order to require ASCs to adopt and implement policies for a surgical smoke plume evacuation plan for surgical procedures using heat-producing equipment, in compliance with Act 35 of the 2023 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature.
August 10, 2023
Amends the provisions governing the licensing of adult residential care providers in order to update the requirements for visitation by members of the clergy, immediate family members, and other designated persons during a declared public health emergency, in compliance with Act 367 if the 2023 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature.
July 11, 2023
Amends the provisions governing recovery for claims involving third party liability in order to ensure that the current pay and chase methodology is reflected in the Louisiana Administrative Code, in compliance with the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.
July 11, 2023
Continues the provisions of the July 1, 2023 Emergency Rule, which amended the provisions governing rural health clinics (RHCs) in order to remove the cutoff date to allow existing RHCs licensed as small rural hospital outpatient departments after July 1, 2007 and new RHCs to be reimbursed at 110 percent of cost.
July 11, 2023
Continues the provisions of the July 1, 2023 Emergency Rule, which amended the provisions governing outpatient hospital services in order to establish quarterly supplemental payments for certain public non-state small rural hospitals located in administrative region 3 that render qualifying services during the quarter.
July 11, 2023
Adopts provisions governing the licensing of nurse staffing agencies, in compliance with Act 577 of the 2022 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature.
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