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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: Moves Oregon’s current Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) benefit from the optional benefit section in Oregon’s state plan to the required benefit section to comply with Section 1006(b) of the SUPPORT Act.
Summary: Effective March 1, 2021, this amendment implements the 1915 (1) State Plan Option that provides Medicaid Assistance for eligible individuals who are patients in eligible institutions for mental diseases (IMD) in accordance with Section 5052 of Public Law 115-271.
Summary: Effective January 1, 2021, this amendment adopts the option to provide Medicaid eligibility without a 5-year waiting period to otherwise eligible individuals who lawfully reside in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in accordance with the Compacts of Free Association (COFA) between the Government of the United States and the Governments of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.
Summary: Implements Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Programs, a new service for youth and adults; and Mental Health Partial Hospitalization Programs for Youth and Adults, which will replace the current Partial Hospitalization Program for adults
Summary: Effective April 1, 2021, this amendment permits the District of Columbia Medicaid Program to cover transplantation of a kidney or liver from a living donor and related care provided to that living donor.
Summary: Proposes to apply a $2.50 copay to all brand drugs, except when the brand drug cost less than the generic equivalent. The proposed policy will result in a $1.50 increase in copays for some brand name drugs referred to as “preferred” brand name drugs.