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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: Amends the date of the fee schedules effective January I, 2020 to update Medicare fees, additions, deletions, or changes to procedure codes when Medicare releases and updates their fee schedule. Fee schedule updates for the following services will remain budget neutral: Other Laboratory and X-Ray; Physicians; Free Standing Birthing Centers: Licensed Direct Entry Midwifes; Denturists; Dental Hygienists; Dentures; Dental; and Transportation.
Summary: Proposes to allow the Division of Medicaid 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 (P.L. 115-271). This amendment also proposes to allow the Division of Medicaid to comply with the requirements outlined in Montana House Bill 86 regarding a 7-day supply limit for opioid naïve members