This filing was published in the 06/15/2009, issue, Vol. 2009, No. 12, of the Utah State Bulletin.
Health, Health Care Financing, Coverage and Reimbursement Policy
Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded Transition Project
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
DAR File No.: 32688
Filed: 05/21/2009, 04:05
Received by: NL
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
This rule is no longer necessary because the criteria for the Intermediate Care Facility/Mental Retardation (ICF/MR) Transition Program for persons with mental retardation is already contained in Rule R414-510.
Summary of the rule or change:
This rule is repealed in its entirety.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
Sections 26-1-5 and 26-18-3
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
There is no budget impact because this rule repeal does not affect payments or services for Medicaid clients in ICF/MRs.
There is no budget impact because local governments do not fund or provide ICF/MR services for Medicaid clients.
small businesses and persons other than businesses:
There is no budget impact to other persons and small businesses because this rule repeal does not affect payments or services for Medicaid clients in ICF/MRs.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
There are no compliance costs because this rule repeal does not affect payments or services for Medicaid clients in ICF/MRs.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
This rule is redundant and unnecessary. These services are governed by Rule R414-510. No change for providers and no fiscal impact. David N. Sundwall, MD Executive Director
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David N. Sundwall, Executive Director
R414. Health, Health Care Financing, Coverage and Reimbursement Policy.
Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded Transition Project. R414-7D-1.
Transition Project Authorized. (1) Medical or hospital services available under
the Medical Assistance Program are generally 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. (2) A Medicaid recipient residing in an
Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded (ICF/MR) may at any time
apply for enrollment to the Medicaid 1915c Home and Community-Based Waiver for
Individuals with Developmental Disabilities or Mental Retardation (DD/MR
Waiver) through the application process established in the federally approved
waiver implementation plan. ICF/MR
resident applications are processed consistent with all waiver applications. (3) The Department, through an ICF/MR Transition
Project, makes funds available to a limited number of ICF/MR residents to move
from their current ICF/MR placement to community services through the Medicaid
1915c Home and Community-Based Waiver for Individuals with Developmental
Disabilities or Mental Retardation.
This funding is available to Medicaid recipients who have resided for 12
or more continuous months in a Medicaid certified ICF/MR. The Department makes the ICF/MR Transition
Project available to eligible individuals during a specified time period up to
the number of individuals authorized for the project by the Utah Legislature
through appropriation for that time period. R414-7D-2.
ICF/MR Transition Project Open Enrollment. (1) Based on a legislative appropriation
enabling ICF/MR transition for a specified fiscal year, the Department
determines the number of Medicaid recipients to be transitioned from ICFs/MR to
the 1915c DD/MR Waiver during that fiscal year. (a) The Department apportions the legislative
appropriation so that approximately 50% of the available funds are targeted to
applicants based on their continuous time as an ICF/MR resident and 50% of the
available funds are targeted to applicants on a statistical process that ranks
individuals based on random number tables. (b) The Department ranks each individual who
applies for participation in the ICF/MR transition project using length of
continuous stay in an ICF/MR and a priority ranking assigned through a random
numbering process. (c) The Department allocates the legislative
appropriation to individual applicants in accordance with R414-7D-2(1)(a) and
in the order of priority ranking as determined in R414-7D-2(1)(b). The amount allocated to each individual is
based on a State-conducted needs assessment and individualized service plan for
DD/MR Waiver services at the point of initial enrollment. At the point the available funds have been
fully allocated to the highest ranking individuals, the Department completes no
further needs assessments and individualized service plans for the remaining
applicants. (2) The Department conducts an outreach campaign
leading to an application period during which interested Medicaid recipients
residing in Utah ICFs/MR may apply for transition to the DD/MR Waiver. (a) The Department advertises the pending
application period to all Medicaid recipients residing in Utah ICFs/MR for
30-days before taking applications. (b) The application period will be open for 14
calendar days. (c) The Department accepts applications in
either electronic format or hard copy format.
Electronic applications must be completed during the 14-day application
period and hard copy applications must be postmarked during the 14-day
application period. (3) The Department of Human Services contacts
applicants receiving a preliminary transition allocation through
R414-7D-2(1)(c) to confirm their desire to participate. (a) The Department retains the list of
applicants remaining after available funds are fully allocated, if any, and
their priority ranking for use in selecting alternate individuals in the event
one or more of the initial selected persons withdraws prior to becoming
enrolled in the DD/MR Waiver. (b) In consultation with the Department of Human
Services, the Department starts evaluations for enrollment as soon as possible
after the close of the Legislative session.
The Department coordinates the actual start date with the Department of
Human Services enrollment workload resulting from new monies for increased
DD/MR Waiver community enrollment to assure the individual transitions, once
started, are completed in a timely manner. (4) The Department submits a waiver amendment to
the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as necessary to increase
the declared capacity of the DD/MR Waiver by the number of new enrollees. (5) When the Department has allocated all appropriated
funds to new enrollees in the DD/MR Waiver, the Department concludes the
transition project for the fiscal year.
There are no carryover of applications received during a specific fiscal
year into future years for purposes of the ICF/MR transition project. KEY:
Medicaid Date of Enactment or Last Substantive
Amendment: January 3, 2005 Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted
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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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