RULEMAKING: Medicaid - Notices of Intent

July 11, 2017
Adopts provisions which mandate utilization of an electronic visit verification system for long-term personal care services (LT-PCS) and amends the provisions governing freedom of choice for LT-PCS participants.
July 11, 2017
Amends the provisions governing the hospital licensing standards in order to further clarify the provisions governing respiratory equipment requirements for level 3 and level 3 surgical neonatal intensive care units.
July 11, 2017
Amends the general provisions governing Home and Community-Based Services Waivers in order to: 1) adopt removal criteria for the freedom of choice list; 2) revise the provisions governing termination of coverage for displaced residents; 3) adopt criteria related to the settings in which all home and community-based services are delivered; 4) adopt criteria for use of an electronic visit verification system for home and community-based services; and 5) adopt incident reporting requirements.
July 11, 2017
Amends the provisions governing the licensing standards for adult residential care providers (ARCP) in order to include specific provisions for continuing education for ARCP administrators and to ensure consistency with other licensing standards.
July 11, 2017
Amends the provisions governing adult day health care (ADHC) in order to: 1) adopt provisions which will allow licensed ADHC providers certified as Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) to achieved accreditation status for licensure; 2) allow for the inactivation of the provider’s license under certain circumstances and specific provisions for cessation of business; and 3) clarify the requirements for checking the Direct Service Worker Registry and obtaining criminal history checks.
June 12, 2017
Continues the provisions of the May 1, 2017 Emergency Rule which amended the provisions governing the Professional Services Program in order to revise the reimbursement methodology for services rendered by physicians and other professional services practitioners employed by, or under contract to provide services in affiliation with a state-owned or operated entity.
June 12, 2017
Continues the provisions of the May 15, 2017 Emergency Rule which amended the provisions governing reimbursement for professional services in the Medical Assistance Program in order to establish provisions governing the enhanced one percent Federal Medical Assistance Percentage rate increase for the coverage of specified preventive services.
June 12, 2017
Amends the provisions governing the TOP$ State Supplemental Rebate Agreement Program in order to include pharmacy utilization of managed care organizations (MCOs) that participate in the Healthy Louisiana (formerly Bayou Health) Program and implement a single state managed preferred drug list for selected therapeutic classes to maximize supplemental rebates on MCO utilization.
June 12, 2017
Continues the provisions of the December 3, 2016 Emergency Rule which amended the provisions governing the licensing standards for outpatient abortion facilities in order to comply with the provisions of Acts 97, 563 and 593 of the 2016 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature which increased the time period for pre-operative services, mandated the distribution of printed information about services for pregnant women, and established provisions for the disposal of fetal remains.
May 10, 2017
Amends the provisions governing managed care for physical and behavioral health in order to allow Medicaid recipients enrolled in the LaHIPP Program to access behavioral health services only through the managed care organizations that participate in the Healthy Louisiana (formerly Bayou Health) Program.