Utah Department of Administrative Services Division of Administrative Rules

File No. 34085

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 R414-54-3

Services

Notice of Proposed Rule

(Amendment)

DAR File No.: 34085
Filed: 09/15/2010 01:06:10 PM

RULE ANALYSIS

Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:

The purpose of this change is to incorporate by reference the Speech-Language Services Provider Manual, effective 10/01/2010.

Summary of the rule or change:

This change incorporates by reference the Speech-Language Services Provider Manual, effective 10/01/2010.

State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:

  • Section 26-18-3

This rule or change incorporates by reference the following material:

  • Updates Speech-Language 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 the incorporation of ongoing Medicaid policy described in the Speech-Language Services Provider Manual does not create costs or savings to the Department or other state agencies.

local governments:

This change does not impact local governments because they do not fund or provide speech-language services to Medicaid clients.

small businesses:

There is no budget impact because the incorporation of ongoing Medicaid policy described in the Speech-Language 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 the incorporation of ongoing Medicaid policy described in the Speech-Language 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 the incorporation of ongoing Medicaid policy described in the Speech-Language Services Provider Manual does not create additional costs to a Medicaid client or a loss of revenue to a Medicaid 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 this section of the Provider Manual 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.

R414-54. Speech-Language Pathology Services.

R414-54-3. Services.

(1) Speech-language pathology services are optional.

(2) Speech-language pathology services are limited to services described in the Speech-Language Services Provider Manual, effective [July]October 1, 2010, which is incorporated by reference.

(3) The Speech-Language Services Provider Manual specifies the reasonable and appropriate amount, duration, and scope of the service sufficient to reasonably achieve its purpose.

(4) Speech-language pathology services may be provided by licensed speech-language pathologists, or speech-language pathology aides under the supervision of speech-language pathologists.

 

KEY: Medicaid, speech-language pathology services

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

Notice of Continuation: March 9, 2009

Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 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.