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Notice of Proposed Changes- Medicaid Coverage, Home Health Care Services

NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES ON MEDICAID COVERAGE OF HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES IN THE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES

 

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

The Department of Health & Social Services proposes to change regulations on Medicaid coverage of home health care services.

 

 

The Department of Health & Social Services proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 7 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with Medicaid coverage of home health care services, including the following:

  • 7 AAC 125.310, .320 are proposed to be changed as follows: Eliminate the homebound requirement to comply with federal requirements.

You may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments to Department of Health & Social Services, Division of Health Care Services, Attention: Jamin Sprague, 4601 Business Park Blvd., Building K, Anchorage, AK 99503. Additionally, the Department of Health & Social Services will accept comments by facsimile at (907) 561-1684 and by electronic mail at jamin.sprague@alaska.gov . The comments must be received not later than 5 p.m. on December 28, 2018.

Oral or written comments also may be submitted at a hearing to be held on December 10, 2018, at Conference Room 890, 3601 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99503. The hearing will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and might be extended to accommodate those present before 10:30 a.m. who did not have an opportunity to comment. If you are unable to attend in person, but would like to comment during the oral public hearing, you can call the teleconference number 1-800-315-6338, participant code 55829.

You may submit written questions relevant to the proposed action to Mr. Jamin Sprague by e-mail at jamin.sprague@alaska.gov or at 4601 Business Park Blvd., Building K, Anchorage, AK 99503. The questions must be received at least 10 days before the end of the public comment period. The Department of Health & Social Services will aggregate its response to substantially similar questions and make the questions and responses available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System and at the agency website at http://dhss.alaska.gov/dhcs/Pages/default.aspx

If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Mr. Jamin Sprague at jamin.sprague@alaska.gov or at telephone number (907) 334-2418 not later than December 4, 2018, to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

A copy of the proposed regulation changes is available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System and by contacting Mr. Jamin Sprague at jamin.sprague@alaska.gov or at telephone number (907) 334-2418.

A copy of material proposed for adoption by reference is available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System. A copy of material proposed for adoption by reference may also be viewed at the agency's office at 4601 Business Park Blvd., Building K, Anchorage, AK 99503.

After the public comment period ends, the Department of Health & Social Services will either adopt the proposed regulation changes or other provisions dealing with the same subject, without further notice, or decide to take no action. The language of the final regulation may be different from that of the proposed regulation. You should comment during the time allowed if your interests could be affected. Written comments received are public records and are subject to public inspection.

Statutory authority: AS 47.05.010; AS 47.07.030; AS 47.07.040.

Statutes being implemented, interpreted, or made specific: AS 47.05.010; AS 47.07.030; AS 47.07.040.

Fiscal information: It is estimated that the proposed regulation changes will require increased appropriations as follows (in thousands of dollars): FY2020, $10,000; FY2021, $10,000.

The Department of Health & Social Services keeps a list of individuals and organizations interested in its regulations. Those on the list will automatically be sent a copy of all of the Department of Health & Social Services/Division of Health Care Services notices of proposed regulation changes. To be added to or removed from the list, send a request to the Department of Health & Social Services/Division of Health Care Services at jamin.sprague@alaska.gov, giving your name, and either your e-mail address or mailing address, as you prefer for receiving notices.

 

DATE: November 9, 2018
/s/Jon Sherwood
Deputy Commissioner
Department of Health & Social Services

 

 

 

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Details

Department: Health and Social Services
Category: Regulations
Sub-Category: Notice of Proposed Regulations
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #: 2018200909
 
Publish Date: 11/9/2018
Archive Date: 12/29/2018
 
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