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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: This time-limited state plan amendment responds to the COVID-19 national emergency. The purpose of this amendment is to lift the day limit for reserved bed days with the prior approval of the Medicaid agency's medical consultant.
Summary: Amend the provisions governing reimbursement in the Pharmacy Benefits Management Program in order to add vaccines for adult recipients as a pharmacy benefit to provide an alternative location for these recipients to recieve necessary vaccinations and immunizations.
Summary: This SPA amends the provisions governing school-based medical services covered in the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program and school-based behavioral health services in order to: (1) add services categorized as 504 plans, individual health plans or otherwise medically necessary in addition to those covered by an individual education plan, to the services available for school-based Medicaid claiming; (2) amend the reimbursement methodology to expand allowable billing providers for direct/therapy and nursing services; and (3) add applied behavioral analysis, personal care services and transportation to allowable Medical billing.
Summary: Proposes to update the current Medicaid nursing facility rates for all private and non-state owned governmental facilities by providing for a COVID-19 4% add-on to assist and reimburse nursing facilities for the unanticipated costs incurred in their response to its coronavirus protection of residents as well as facility staff
Summary: CMS is approving this time-limited state plan amendment to respond to the COVID-19 national emergency. The purpose of this amendment is to cover the new optional group for COVID testing, suspend all cost sharing, extend all prior authorization by automatic renewal without clinical review or time/quantity extensions, expand telehealth, adjust prior authorizations for medications, and increase certain payment rates.
Summary: Proposes a five percent (5%) increase to reimbursement rates for inpatient hospital services including: Diagnosis-related group inpatient hospitals, freestanding rehabilitation hospitals, and inpatient critical access hospitals
Summary: Amends the provisions governing the health care services for ground ambulance service providers to include non-emergency ground ambulance services, and to include non-emergency ground ambulance services in enhanced reimbursement for emergency ground ambulance transportation services