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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: Requests to amend the provisions governing the public process for managed care organizations (MCOs) by removing language that refers to the utilization of rulemaking to satisfy public comment requirements. The amendment also adds language to require a 30-day public comment period for MCO contract amendments and a 45-day public comment period for policy or procedure changes (unless the Louisiana Department of Health finds that imminent peril to the public's health, safety, or welfare requires immediate approval).
Summary: Proposes to establish qualifying criteria and a for disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payment methodology for West Jefferson Hospital, a major medical center located in southeastern area of Louisiana
Summary: Alows the state to comply with the Medicaid Drug Utilization Review (DUR) provisions included in Section 1004 of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that promotes Opiod Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act.