RULEMAKING: Medicaid - Redeclared Emergency Rules

September 11, 2017
Continues the provisions of the February 12, 2015 Emergency Rule which adopted a supplemental payment methodology for inpatient hospital services rendered by children’s specialty hospitals in the New Orleans area.
August 15, 2017
Continues the provisions of the May 1, 2017 Emergency Rule which amended the provisions governing the Professional Services Program in order to revise the reimbursement methodology for services rendered by physicians and other professional services practitioners employed by, or under contract to provide services in affiliation with a state-owned or operated entity.
August 15, 2017
Continues the provisions of the May 15, 2017 Emergency Rule which amended the provisions governing reimbursement for professional services in the Medical Assistance Program in order to establish provisions governing the enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentage for the coverage of specified preventive services.
July 11, 2017
Continues the provisions of the April 1, 2015 Emergency Rule which amended the provisions governing long-term personal care services (LT-PCS) in order to adopt requirements which mandate that LT-PCS providers must utilize the electronic visit verification system designated by the department for automated scheduling, time and attendance tracking, and billing for long-term personal care services.
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.