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Medicaid State Plan Amendments
A Medicaid and CHIP state plan is an agreement between a state and the Federal government describing how that state administers its Medicaid and CHIP programs. It gives an assurance that a state will abide by Federal rules and may claim Federal matching funds for its program activities. The state plan sets out groups of individuals to be covered, services to be provided, methodologies for providers to be reimbursed and the administrative activities that are underway in the state.
When a state is planning to make a change to its program policies or operational approach, states send state plan amendments (SPAs) to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for review and approval. States also submit SPAs to request permissible program changes, make corrections, or update their Medicaid or CHIP state plan with new information.
Persons with disabilities having problems accessing the SPA PDF files may call 410-786-0429 for assistance.
Summary: CMS is approving this time-limited state plan amendment (SPA) to respond to the COVID-19 national emergency. The purpose of this amendment is to reimburse all Mississippi Medicaid pharmacies, physicians, and non-physician practitioners 100% of the Medicare rate for the administration of an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine. The Division of Medicaid will reimburse Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Centers (RHCs) outside of the PPS rate for administering the COVID-19 vaccine at 100% of the Medicare rate only if there is no corresponding encounter. If there is an encounter, administration of the COVID-19 vaccine is reimbursed as part of the encounter rate.
Summary: This plan amendment provides an update the methods and standards used by Massachusetts to determine rates of payment for renal dialysis clinic services. The proposed amendment adds a cost adjustment factor (CAF) of 5% to the portion of the bundled rate for dialysis procedures only, resulting in the proposed bundled rate of $185.18
Summary: This plan amendment provides updates to the rate of payment for hearing services. This SPA is making changes to (1) increase rates for certain hearing services covered by an adjustment of 9.66%; (2) incorporate certain cochlear implant device related services and increase these rates by an adjustment of 9.66%; and (3) establish service-specific codes and rates for bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA) services.
Summary: Allows the state to transfer the administrative functions and responsibilities of personal care and respite Individual Provider (IP) management from the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and Area Agency on Aging (AAA) staff to a single contracted CDE vendor, the Consumer Direct Care Washington, LLC.
Summary: Adds Medication Therapy Management (MTM) to Licensed Pharmacist Services under the Other Licensed Practitioner (OLP) benefit; remove the Treatment Authorization Request (TAR) requirement from Licensed Pharmacist Services; and updates the rate methodology for Licensed Pharmacist Services by adding rates for MTM
Summary: Updates the definition of undue hardship for estate recovery; updates the state's determination of cost effectiveness for estate recovery; clarify the process for exempting certain assets from estate recovery for American Indians and Alaska Natives; and updates the limitations to estate recovery for any premiums paid on behalf of the member.