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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.
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Summary: Updates Services for Individuals Age 65 or Older in IMDs and Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Services for Individuals Under 22 Years of Age in order to align certain timeframes related to prior authorization.
Summary: Consolidates the supervision of the Peer Supporter under the Clinical Supervisor with the Behavioral Health Community Network (BHCN) and removes the requirement of medical supervision for the provider
Summary: SPA proposes to allow the state to comply with the Medicaid Drug Utilization Review (DUR) provisions included in Section 1004 of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act
Summary: Revises methodologies and standards for Inpatient Hospital rates. Specifically, this amendment:
. Reduces the rate to reflect the change in the MinnesotaCare provider tax on January 1,2020.
. Adds a policy adjustment factor for specialty mental health services, and revises the policy adjustment factor for: burns; pre-major diagnostic category; transplants; and trauma.
. Revises the charge limit.
. Revises the base year to 2016 for hospital costs.
Summary: This amendment to the MInnesota Medicaid state plan:
Reduces the rate to reflect the change in the MinnesotaCare provider tax on January 1,2020.
Adds a policy adjustment factor for specialty mental health services, and revises the policy adjustment factor for: burns; pre-major diagnostic category; transplants; and trauma.
Revises the charge limit.
Revises the base year to 2016 for hospital costs.