RULEMAKING: Medicaid - Redeclared Emergency Rules

July 11, 2017
Continues the provisions of the April 1, 2015 Emergency Rule which amended the provisions governing the Community Choices Waiver in order to adopt requirements which mandate 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.
July 11, 2017
Continues the provisions of the December 3, 2016 Emergency Rule which amended the provisions governing outpatient abortion clinics in order to comply with the provisions of Acts 97, 563 and 593 of the 2016 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature which increased the time period for pre-operative services, mandated the distribution of printed information about services for pregnant women, and established provisions for the disposal of fetal remains.
June 12, 2017
Continues the provisions of the November 20, 2014 Emergency Rule which adopted provisions to establish the Recovery Audit Contractor program.
June 12, 2017
Continues the provisions of the February 20, 2017 Emergency Rule which amended the provisions governing the Professional Services Program to revise the reimbursement methodology for supplemental payments to physicians and other professional service practitioners in order to clarify the qualifying criteria for these payments and to reformat the provisions to ensure they are promulgated in a clear and concise manner in the Louisiana Administrative Code.
June 12, 2017
Continues the provisions of the March 1, 2017 Emergency Rule which amended the provisions governing inpatient hospital services to reduce the total supplemental payments pool for non-rural, non-state hospitals classified as high Medicaid hospitals.
June 12, 2017
Continues the provisions of the February 20, 2017 Emergency Rule which amended the provisions of the June 30, 2016 Emergency Rule governing disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments to major medical centers located in the central and northern areas of Louisiana in compliance with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements.
May 11, 2017
Continues the provisions of the October 1, 2014 Emergency Rule which rescinded the provisions of the November 1, 2012 Emergency Rule governing the reimbursement methodology for services rendered in the Pharmacy Benefits Management Program, and returned to the reimbursement rates in effect on September 5, 2012 which is consistent with the currently approved Medicaid State Plan.
May 11, 2017
Continues the provisions of the February 12, 2015 Emergency Rule which amended the provisions governing the reimbursement methodology for outpatient hospital services rendered by non-rural, non-state hospitals in order to adopt a supplemental payment methodology for services provided by hospitals located in LDH Administrative Region 8 in the Monroe area.
May 11, 2017
Continues the provisions of the February 12, 2015 Emergency Rule which amended the provisions governing outpatient hospital services rendered by non-rural, non-state hospitals in order to adopt a supplemental payment methodology for services provided by hospitals located in the Baton Rouge area.
May 11, 2017
Continues the provisions of the February 12, 2015 Emergency Rule which adopted a supplemental payment methodology for outpatient hospital services rendered by children’s specialty hospitals in the New Orleans area.
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