This filing was published in the 01/15/2009, issue, Vol. 2009, No. 2, of the Utah State Bulletin.
Health, Health Care Financing, Coverage and Reimbursement Policy
Non-Traditional Medicaid Health Plan Services
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
DAR File No.: 32230
Filed: 12/17/2008, 06:04
Received by: NL
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The purpose of this change is to comply with budget reduction mandates set forth in the 2008 Second Special Session of the Utah Legislature.
Summary of the rule or change:
This change eliminates physical therapy, occupational therapy and chiropractic services as Non-Traditional Medicaid (NTM) services.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
The reduction of physical therapy, occupational therapy and chiropractic services will result in savings to the General Fund and to the federal budget. Estimates of these savings are listed in companion filings to this proposed rule (Rules R414-21 and R414-99). (DAR NOTE: The proposed rule filing for Rule R414-21 is under DAR No. 32224 and the proposed rule filing for Rule R414-99 is under DAR No. 32229 in this issue, January 15, 2009, of the Bulletin.)
This change does not impact local governments because they do not fund or provide physical therapy, occupational therapy, and chiropractic services to Medicaid clients.
small businesses and persons other than businesses:
The Department estimates annual losses in revenue to providers of physical therapy, occupational therapy and chiropractic services. These estimates are listed in companion filings to this proposed rule (Rules R414-21 and R414-99). The explanation of annual expenses to clients who elect to pay out-of-pocket to receive physical therapy, occupational therapy, and chiropractic services is also found in the companion filings to this proposed rule (Rules R414-21 and R414-99).
Compliance costs for affected persons:
The annual losses in revenue to a single provider of physical therapy, occupational therapy and chiropractic services are listed in the companion filings to this proposed rule (Rules R414-21 and R414-99). The explanation and estimate of annual expenses to clients who elect to pay out-of-pocket to receive physical therapy, occupational therapy, and chiropractic services are also found in the companion filings to this proposed rule (Rules R414-21 and R414-99).
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
This rule change reflects the reductions passed in S.B. 2001 (2008 2nd Spec Sess) and are necessary to file under emergency authority to immediately implement the budget reductions. David N. Sundwall, MD, Executive Director (DAR NOTE: S.B. 2001 (2008 2nd Spec Sess) is found at Chapter 2, Laws of Utah 2008 (2nd Spec Sess) and was effective 09/29/2008.)
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Health
Health Care Financing, Coverage and Reimbursement Policy
CANNON HEALTH BLDG
288 N 1460 W
SALT LAKE CITY UT 84116-3231
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
Craig Devashrayee at the above address, by phone at 801-538-6641, by FAX at 801-538-6099, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
David N. Sundwall, Executive Director
R414. Health, Health Care Financing, Coverage and Reimbursement Policy.
R414-200. Non-Traditional Medicaid Health Plan Services.
R414-200-3. Services Available.
(1) To meet the requirements of 42 CFR 431.107, the Department contracts with each provider who furnishes services under the NTHP.
(a) By signing a provider agreement with the Department, the provider agrees to follow the terms incorporated into the provider agreements, including policies and procedures, provider manuals, Medicaid Information Bulletins, and provider letters.
(b) By signing an application for Medicaid coverage, the applicant agrees that the Department's obligation to reimburse for services is governed by contract between the Department and the provider.
(2) Medical or hospital services for which providers are reimbursed under the Non-Traditional Medicaid Health Plan are limited by federal guidelines as set forth under Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act and Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
(3) The following services, as more fully described and limited in provider contracts and provider manuals; are available to Non-Traditional Medicaid Health Plan enrollees:
(a) inpatient hospital services, provided by bed occupancy for 24 hours or more in an approved acute care general hospital under the care of a physician if the admission meets the established criteria for severity of illness and intensity of service;
(b) outpatient hospital services which are medically necessary diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive, or palliative care provided for less than 24 hours in outpatient departments located in or physically connected to an acute care general hospital;
(c) emergency services in dedicated hospital emergency departments;
(d) physician services provided directly by licensed physicians or osteopaths, or by licensed certified nurse practitioners, licensed certified nurse midwives, or physician assistants under appropriate supervision of the physician or osteopath.
(e) services associated with surgery or administration of anesthesia provided by physicians or licensed certified nurse anesthetists;
(f) vision care services by licensed ophthalmologists or licensed optometrists, within their scope of practice; limited to one annual eye examination or refraction and no eyeglasses.
(g) laboratory and radiology services provided by licensed and certified providers;[
(h) physical therapy services provided by a
licensed physical therapist if authorized by a physician, limited to ten
aggregated physical or occupational therapy visits per calendar year;]
i]) dialysis to treat end-stage renal failure
provided at a Medicare-certified dialysis facility;
j]) home health services defined as intermittent
nursing care or skilled nursing care provided by a Medicare-certified home
k]) hospice services provided by a
Medicare-certified hospice to terminally ill enrollees (six month or less life
expectancy) who elect palliative versus aggressive care;
l]) abortion and sterilization services to the
extent permitted by federal and state law and meeting the documentation
requirement of 42 CFR 440, Subparts E and F;
m]) certain organ transplants;
n]) services provided in freestanding emergency
centers, surgical centers and birthing centers;
o]) transportation services, limited to
ambulance (ground and air) service for medical emergencies;
p]) preventive services, immunizations and
health education activities and materials to promote wellness, prevent disease,
and manage illness;
q]) family planning services provided by or
authorized by a physician, certified nurse midwife, or nurse practitioner to
the extent permitted by federal and state law;
r]) pharmacy services provided by a licensed
s]) inpatient mental health services, limited to
30 days per enrollee per calendar year;
t]) outpatient mental health services, limited
to 30 visits per enrollee per calendar year;
u]) outpatient substance abuse services;
v]) dental services are not covered[ .]
w]) interpretive services if they are provided
by entities under contract with the Department of Health to provide medical
translation services for people with limited English proficiency and
interpretive services for the deaf[ ; (x) occupational therapy, limited to that
provided for fine motor development and limited to ten aggregated physical or
occupational therapy visits per calendar year; and (y) chiropractic services, limited to six visits
per calendar year.]
(4) Emergency services are:
(a) limited to attention provided within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms or within 24 hours of diagnosis;
(b) for a condition that requires acute care and is not chronic;
(c) reimbursed only until the condition is stabilized sufficient that the patient can leave the hospital emergency department; and
(d) not related to an organ transplant procedure.
(5) The vision care benefit is limited to $30 per year.
R414-200-4. Cost Sharing.
(1) An enrollee is responsible to pay to the:
(a) hospital a $220 co-insurance payment for each inpatient hospital admission;
(b) hospital a $6 copayment for each non-emergency use of hospital emergency services;
(c) provider a $3 copayment for outpatient
office visits for physician, physician-related, mental health[
, and physical therapy services]; except, no copayment is
due for preventive services, immunizations and health education; and
(d) pharmacy a $3 copayment per prescription for prescription drugs.
(2) The out-of-pocket maximum payment for copayments or co-insurance is limited to $500 per enrollee per calendar year.
KEY: Medicaid, non-traditional, cost sharing
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive
July 23, 2007]
Notice of Continuation: May 24, 2007
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 26-18
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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Craig Devashrayee at the above address, by phone at 801-538-6641, by FAX at 801-538-6099, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Division of Administrative Rules (801-538-3764). Please Note: The Division of Administrative Rules is NOT able to answer questions about the content or application of these administrative rules.
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