Utah Department of Administrative Services Division of Administrative Rules

File No. 34084

This rule was published in the October 1, 2010, issue (Vol. 2010, No. 19) of the Utah State Bulletin.


Health, Health Care Financing, Coverage and Reimbursement Policy

Section R414-1-5

Incorporations by Reference

Notice of Proposed Rule

(Amendment)

DAR File No.: 34084
Filed: 09/15/2010 12:58:56 PM

RULE ANALYSIS

Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:

Subsection 26-18-3(2)(a) requires the Medicaid program to implement policy through administrative rules. The Department, in order to draw down federal funds, must have an approved State Plan with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This change, therefore, incorporates the most current Medicaid State Plan by reference. It also implements by rule ongoing Medicaid policy for services described in the Utah Medicaid Provider Manual, Medical Supplies Manual and List, and policy described in the hospital services provider manual. It further incorporates these manuals by reference.

Summary of the rule or change:

Subsection R414-1-5(2) is changed to update the incorporation of the State Plan by reference effective 10/01/2010. It also incorporates State Plan Amendments (SPAs) that become effective no later than 10/01/2010. Two SPAs that became effective during the third quarter of Calendar Year 2010, and at the time of this proposed change, include SPA 10-013-UT Quality Improvement Incentives and SPA 10-016-UT Crossover Payments. SPA 10-013-UT continues the quality incentive programs for nursing facilities in State Fiscal Year 2011, and SPA 10-016-UT removes the Medicaid payment rate of 80% for Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) only providers to comply with state budget shortfalls and required budget cuts under the 2010 General Session of the Utah Legislature. This amendment also incorporates by reference the Medical Supplies Manual and List and the hospital services provider manual, effective 10/01/2010.

State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:

  • Section 26-18-3
  • Section 26-1-5

This rule or change incorporates by reference the following material:

  • Updates Utah Medicaid State Plan, published by Division of Medicaid and Health Financing, 10/01/2010
  • Updates Utah Medicaid Provider Manual, Medical Supplies Manual and List, published by Division of Medicaid and Health Financing, 10/01/2010
  • Updates Hospital Services Provider Manual, published by Division of Medicaid and Health Financing, 10/01/2010

Anticipated cost or savings to:

the state budget:

There is no budget impact because this change only fulfills the requirement to incorporate the State Plan by reference. Implementation of the State Plan is within legislative budget allotments. Further, the rule's incorporation of ongoing Medicaid policy described in the Medical Supplies Manual and List and in the hospital services provider manual does not create costs or savings to the Department or other state agencies.

local governments:

There is no budget impact because this change only fulfills the requirement to incorporate the State Plan by reference. Implementation of the State Plan is within legislative budget allotments. Further, the rule's incorporation of ongoing Medicaid policy described in the Medical Supplies Manual and List and in the hospital services provider manual does not create costs or savings to local governments.

small businesses:

There is no budget impact because this change only fulfills the requirement to incorporate the State Plan by reference. Implementation of the State Plan is within legislative budget allotments. Further, the rule's incorporation of ongoing Medicaid policy described in the Medical Supplies Manual and List and in the hospital services provider manual does not create costs or savings to small businesses.

persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:

There is no budget impact because this change only fulfills the requirement to incorporate the State Plan by reference. Implementation of the State Plan is within legislative budget allotments. Further, the rule's incorporation of ongoing Medicaid policy described in the Medical Supplies Manual and List and in the hospital services provider manual does not create costs or savings to other persons or entities.

Compliance costs for affected persons:

There are no compliance costs because this change only fulfills the requirement to incorporate the State Plan by reference. Implementation of the State Plan is within legislative budget allotments. Further, the rule's incorporation of ongoing Medicaid policy described in the Medical Supplies Manual and List and in the hospital services provider manual does not create costs or savings to a single Medicaid client or provider.

Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:

This rule should not have a direct fiscal impact on business. Incorporation of the State Plan by this rule assures that the Medicaid program is implemented through administrative rule.

David N. Sundwall, MD, Executive Director

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
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 cdevashrayee@utah.gov

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:

11/01/2010

This rule may become effective on:

11/08/2010

Authorized by:

David Sundwall, Executive Director

RULE TEXT

R414. Health, Health Care Financing, Coverage and Reimbursement Policy.

R414-1. Utah Medicaid Program.

R414-1-5. Incorporations by Reference.

(1) The Department incorporates by reference the Utah State Plan Under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program effective [July]October 1, 2010. It also incorporates by reference State Plan Amendments that become effective no later than [July]October 1, 2010.

(2) The Department incorporates by reference the Medical Supplies Manual and List described in the Utah Medicaid Provider Manual, Section 2, Medical Supplies, with its referenced attachment, Medical Supplies List, [July]October 1, 2010, as applied in Rule R414-70.

(3) The Department incorporates by reference the Hospital Services Provider Manual, with its attachments, effective [July]October 1, 2010.

 

KEY: Medicaid

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [August 31], 2010

Notice of Continuation: April 16, 2007

Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 23-34-2; 26-1-5; 26-18-3

 


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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 cdevashrayee@utah.gov.