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TITLE 405 OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF FAMILY AND SOCIAL SERVICES

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Rule
LSA Document #12-488

Under IC 4-22-2-23, the Office of the Secretary of Family and Social Services intends to adopt a rule concerning the following:

OVERVIEW: Adds 405 IAC 1-8-5 and 405 IAC 1-10.5-6 in accordance with changes made to Indiana state law by Public Law 229-2011 (SECTION 281). SECTION 281 authorizes implementation of an assessment fee on certain hospitals and directs the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning (OMPP) to revise the Medicaid inpatient and outpatient reimbursement methodology for certain hospitals. This rule amendment implements the assessment fee and reimbursement methodology changes authorized by Public Law 229-2011. The hospital assessment fees will be used to cover the nonfederal share of disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments as well as to increase Medicaid inpatient and outpatient payment rates to the aggregate level of reimbursement that would be paid under Medicare payment principles. These changes are authorized by Public Law 229-2011, SECTION 281(r), and continue through June 30, 2013. Statutory authority: IC 12-15-1-10; IC 12-15-21-2.

For purposes of IC 4-22-2-28.1, the Small Business Regulatory Coordinator for this rule is:
Penny Lewis
Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning
Indiana Government Center South
402 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 233-2834
penny.lewis@fssa.in.gov

For purposes of IC 4-22-2-28.1, the Small Business Ombudsman designated by IC 5-28-17-5 is:
Eric P. Shields
Indiana Economic Development Corporation
One North Capitol, Suite 700
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 234-3997
smallbizombudsman@iedc.in.gov
Resources available to regulated entities through the small business ombudsman include the ombudsman's duties stated in IC 5-28-17-5, specifically IC 5-28-17-5(9), investigating and attempting to resolve any matter regarding compliance by a small business with a law, rule, or policy administered by a state agency, either as a party to a proceeding or as a mediator.

Posted: 08/15/2012 by Legislative Services Agency

DIN: 20120815-IR-405120488NIA
Composed: Aug 28,2014 9:35:30PM EDT
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