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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: CMS is approving this time-limited state plan amendment to respond to the COVID-19 national emergency. The purpose of this amendment for nursing facilities to receive an additional $20 per day payment per Medicaid beneficiary effective from the dates of January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021.
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 allow pharmacists to order and administer certain Covid-19 vaccines, including Pfizer and Moderna vaccines currently available, where a pharmacist has met CMS training requirements and state regulations for training and vaccine administration.
Summary: Incorporates the 2021 Healthcare Common Procedural Coding System (HCPCS) changes (additions, deletions and description changes) to the Independent Radiology and Independent laboratory fee schedules