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OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF FAMILY AND SOCIAL SERVICES

OFFICE OF MEDICAID POLICY AND PLANNING


Public Notice Regarding Changes in Statewide Methods and Standards for
Distributing Supplemental Payments for Medicaid Enrolled Nursing Facilities

In accordance with the public notice requirements of 42 CFR 447.205 and Section 1902(a)(13)(A) of the Social Security Act, the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (IFSSA), Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning (OMPP) publishes this notice of proposed changes to the reimbursement methodology for nursing facilities (NFs).

The OMPP proposes to continue the five percent (5%) reduction that is currently set to expire on June 30, 2013, for rates paid to nursing facilities, under the Medicaid state plan and state regulations, at 405 IAC 1-14.6, as amended by LSA Document #11-380(E), posted at 20110629-IR-405110380ERA.

This change in reimbursement is necessary in order to avoid a budgetary shortfall and to remain within the available Medicaid appropriation. It is estimated that the fiscal impact of these changes will be approximately $78.3 million for SFY 2014 and $81.9 million for SFY 2015 for NFs.

A copy of this notice is now on file at the Indiana Government Center South, 402 West Washington Street, Room W451, Indianapolis, Indiana and is open for public inspection. Also, a copy of this notice is now available and may be inspected by contacting the local county office of the division of family resources, except in Marion County, where public inspection may be made at the Indiana Government Center South, 402 West Washington Street, Room W374, Indianapolis, Indiana.

There will be no public hearing. Written comments may be directed to IFSSA, Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning, Attention: Joy Heim, 402 West Washington Street, Room W374, MS07, Indianapolis, IN 46207-7083. Correspondence should be identified in the following manner: "COMMENT RE: NOTICE REGARDING CHANGES TO METHODOLOGY FOR NURSING FACILITIES". Written comments will be made available for public inspection at the address herein of the OMPP.

Debra Minott
Secretary
Office of the Secretary of Family and Social Services

Posted: 02/27/2013 by Legislative Services Agency

DIN: 20130227-IR-405130076ONA
Composed: Jul 30,2014 1:28:29AM EDT
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