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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: This plan amendment updates the distribution for add-on payments for Direct Care Wages and Health Insurance for Health Care
Workers and also updates the reimbursement section and reference to the fee schedule.
Summary: This SPA amendment is to adopt the changes to the eligibility rules for the Former Foster Care Children eligibility group, as enacted by the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities (SUPPORT) Act.
Summary: This amendment expands school-based health services (SBHS) under the Rehab benefit with the following services: 1) school health aide service; 2) developmental rehabilitative therapy (enhances existing service); 3) specialized transportation. The SPA also introduces a new reimbursement methodology for SBHS.
Summary: This amendment expands school-based health services (SBHS) under the Rehab benefit by 1) adding specialized transportation to school-based rehabilitative services and 2) increases reimbursement for students covered under the Individuals withDisabilities Education Act (IDEA). The SPA also introduces a new reimbursement methodology for SBHS.
Summary: Effective July 1, 2022, this amendment proposes rate increases for privately owned and operated intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabled (ICF/IID) services. Specifically, it provides for applicable fair rent increases, and a rate increase of 4.5% to support wage and benefit enhancements. The amendment also establishes a $501.00 per day minimum rate for eligible providers.
Summary: Effective for dates of service on or after January 1, 2023, this amendment provides for an inflationary increase of 3.75 percent for nursing facility (NF) services and implements a new payment methodology for prope1iy costs.