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Delaware Health and Social Services ("Department") / Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance (DMMA) initiated proceedings to amend existing provisions in the Delaware Title XIX Medicaid State Plan regarding Medicaid Rehabilitative Services. The Department's proceedings to amend its regulations were initiated pursuant to 29 Delaware Code Section 10114 and its authority as prescribed by 31 Delaware Code Section 512.
The Department published its notice of proposed regulation changes pursuant to 29 Delaware Code Section 10115 in the October 2013 Delaware Register of Regulations, requiring written materials and suggestions from the public concerning the proposed regulations to be produced by October 31, 2013 at which time the Department would receive information, factual evidence and public comment to the said proposed changes to the regulations.
§1905 of the Social Security Act (a)(13), Other diagnostic, screening, preventive, and rehabilitative services
42 CFR §440.130(d), Rehabilitative services
42 CFR §440.60, Medical or other remedial care provided by licensed practitioners
42 CFR §440.225, Optional services
42 CFR §440.20, Outpatient hospital services and rural health clinic services
42 CFR §447.205, Public notice of changes in statewide methods and standards for setting payment rates
IMPORTANT NOTE: Federal law and regulations use the term “intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded”. DHSS/DMMA prefers to use the accepted term “individuals with intellectual disability” (ID) instead of “mental retardation.” However, as “intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded (ICF/MR)” is the term/acronym currently used in all Federal requirements, that term/acronym will be used on applicable amended State plan pages.
Agency Response: Medicaid federal policies do not permit billing for phone consultations with collateral sources of information under the Rehabilitation section of the Medicaid State Plan. However, Medicaid policies do permit billing for face-to-face interaction with the individual's caretaker and/or family members and other collateral contacts for the benefit of the client. It is anticipated that Delaware will set rates consistent with this federal Medicaid reimbursement policy for face-to-face interaction. However, there will be an administrative allowance built into the rate to reimburse providers for the expected average amount of time that will be required for the crisis intervention team to contact other collateral contacts, family members, and clients via non-face-to-face interventions.
Agency Response: This change will be incorporated and consistent alternative language will be utilized.
Third, in Attachment 3.1-A, Page 6c and Page 6d, the term "certified screener" is used. GACEC and SCPD assume this refers to a "credentialed mental health screener" as defined in Title 16 Del.C. §5122(a)(1). DMMA includes definitions of some terms (e.g. "Licensed Behavioral Health Practitioner" in Attachment 3.1-A, Page 3 Addendum) but there is no definition of "certified screener". Moreover, neither the above statute nor the applicable regulation (16 DE Admin Code 6002) authorizes "certification" of screeners. Rather, they are "credentialed". DMMA may wish to conform the reference to the terminology used in the statute and regulation and provide a definition of the term.
Agency Response: The references to licensed behavioral health practitioner apply only to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) authority granted under Medicaid or other remedial care provided by licensed practitioners at 42 CFR 440.60. References to certified screeners under the Rehabilitation authority at 42 CFR 440.160(d) will be changed to credentialed and references to compliance with State requirements will be added to the State Plan.
Agency Response: This change has been made.
Fifth, in the same Attachment 3.1-A, Page 6d, the list of practitioners includes "Licensed Physician Assistant and employment under the delegated authority of a licensed physician." This makes no sense grammatically and substantively. There is no requirement that an LPA be "employed" by a physician. See Title 24 Del.C. §1770. The LPA must be "supervised" by a physician. Moreover, this is the only reference to licensed physician assistant in the entire regulation. There are many lists of practitioners authorized to provide Medicaid-reimbursable services. LPAs are omitted from the lists. See, e.g., Attachment 3.1-A, Pages 6b, 6c, 6e, 6h, 6i; and Attachment 4.19-B, Page 3a Addendum. The Division may wish to assess whether LPAs should be included in some of these sections. Finally, the Division may wish to correct the grammar in the final bullet on Page 6d.
Agency Response: The Division has made the wording change "supervised by a physician." The Division has considered provider qualifications under this State Plan Amendment and the language reflects the desired reimbursement and coverage policy of the State. The wording of the final bullet has been modified.
Agency Response: A certified peer on a crisis intervention team must be 21 years of age. Licensed and unlicensed staff including recovery coaches and certified peers providing outpatient substance use disorder treatment may be 18 years of age or older. Because of the nature of crisis intervention, any certified peer on a crisis intervention team must be over age 21.
THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, that the proposed regulation to amend the Delaware Title XIX Medicaid State Plan regarding Medicaid Rehabilitative Services is adopted and shall be final effective December 10, 2013.
6.b. Optometrists Services
6.d. Other Practitioners’ Services
6.d.2. Licensed Behavioral Health Practitioner: A licensed behavioral health practitioner (LBHP) is [an individual a professional] who is licensed in the State of Delaware to diagnose and treat mental illness or substance abuse acting within the scope of all applicable state laws and their professional license. A LBHP includes [individuals professionals] licensed to practice independently:
Services which exceed the initial pass‑through authorization must be approved for re-authorization prior to service delivery. In addition to individual provider licensure, service providers employed by addiction treatment services and co-occurring treatment services agencies must work in a program licensed by the Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) and comply with all relevant licensing regulations. Licensed Psychologists may supervise up to seven [(7)] unlicensed assistants or post-doctoral [individuals professionals] in supervision for the purpose of those individuals obtaining licensure and billing for services rendered. Services by unlicensed assistants or post-doctoral [individuals professionals] under supervision may not be billed under this section of the State Plan. Instead, those unlicensed [individuals professionals] must qualify under the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) program or rehabilitation sections of the State Plan or provide services under Home and Community-based authorities.
Inpatient hospital visits are limited to those ordered by the [individual’s beneficiary's] physician. Visits to a nursing facility are allowed for LBHPs if a Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) indicates it is a medically necessary specialized service in accordance with PASRR requirements. Visits to Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Mental Retardation (ICF/MR) are non-covered. All LBHP services provided while a person is a resident of an Institute for Mental Disease (IMD) such as a free standing psychiatric hospital or psychiatric residential treatment facility are part of the institutional service and not otherwise reimbursable by Medicaid. Evidence-based Practices require prior approval and fidelity reviews on an ongoing basis as determined necessary by Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS) and/or its designee. A unit of service is defined according to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) or Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) approved code set consistent with the National Correct Coding Initiative unless otherwise specified.
State: DELAWARE
LIMITATIONS ON AMOUNT, DURATION AND SCOPE OF MEDICAL AND REMEDIAL CARE AND SERVICES PROVIDED TO THE CATEGORICALLY NEEDY
Medical or rehabilitation clinics (excluding including Mental Health clinics, which require certification by the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) as part of the Single State Agency for Medicaid) and
other Other laboratory and X-ray services (1905(a)(3), 42 CFR 440.30)
physicians’ Physicians’ services (1905(a)(5), 42 CFR 440.50)
medical Medical care, or any other type of remedial care recognized under State law, furnished by licensed practitioners with the scope of their practice as defined by State law (1905(a)(6), 42 CFR 440.170)
other Other diagnostic screening, preventive and rehabilitative services (1905(a)(13), 42 CFR 440.130)
primary Primary care case management services (1905(a)(19), 42 CFR 440.168).
13d. Rehabilitative Services:
Rehabilitative Services are limited to: 1) community support services for individuals who would benefit from services designed for or associated with mental illness, alcoholism or drug dependence, excluding those services of an educational or vocational nature; and 2) day health and rehabilitation services for individuals who would benefit from services designed for or associated with the treatment of mental retardation or developmental disabilities.
1) Community Support Services
Providers are organizations certified by the Division of Alcoholism, Drug Substance Abuse and Mental Health (Division) in accordance with the Delaware Medical Assistance Program Medicaid Provider Manual for Rehabilitative/Community Support Service Programs.
13d. Rehabilitative Services (Continued)
13d. Rehabilitative Services (Continued)
Comprehensive Medical/Psychosocial Evaluation: A multi-functional assessment of the client conducted by a physician (psychiatrist, internist or family practitioner), and clinicians under the supervision of the physician, to establish the medical necessity of provision of services by the community support service provider and to formulate a treatment plan.
The comprehensive medical/psychosocial evaluation will be conducted with 45 days of admission to the program and at least annually thereafter. It must be documented in the client’s record on forms approved by the Division.
Physician Services: Services provided within the scope of practice of medicine or osteopathy as defined by State law and by or under the personal supervision of an individual licensed under State law to practice medicine or osteopathy.
Emergency Services: Therapy performed in a direct and face-to-face involvement with the client available on a 24-hour basis to respond to a psychiatric or other medical condition which threatens to cause the admission of the client to a hospital, detoxification or other crisis facility. Emergency services are provided by a physician, clinician, or associate clinician or rehabilitative services assistant.
13d. Rehabilitative Services (Continued)
COVERED SERVICES (Continued)
Counseling and Psychotherapy: Counseling is supportive psychotherapy performed as needed in a direct and face-to-face involvement with the client available on a 24-hour basis to listen to, interpret and respond to the client’s expression of her/his physical, emotional and/or cognitive functioning or problems. It is provided within the context of the goals of the program’s clinical intervention as stated in the client’s treatment plan. Its purpose is to help the client achieve and maintain psychiatric and/or drug/alcohol-free stability. Its broader purpose is to help clients improve their physical and emotional health and to cope with and gain control over the symptoms of their illnesses and effects of their disabilities. Counseling is provided by physicians, clinicians or learning and practicing under direct supervision by a credentialed clinician.
Psychiatric Rehabilitative Services: Rehabilitative therapy provided on an individual and small group basis to assist the client to gain or relearn skills needed to live independently and sustain medical/psychiatric stability. Psychiatric rehabilitation is provided primarily in home and community based settings where skills must be practiced. Psychiatric rehabilitative services are provided by a physician, clinician, associate clinician, or assistant clinician or rehabilitative services assistant.
13d. Rehabilitative Services:
1) Community Support Services
COVERED SERVICES - continued
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Center Services: Facility based, group rehabilitative therapy for clients who cannot be adequately served through only individualized home and community based psychiatric rehabilitative services. Psychosocial rehabilitative therapy is provided to assist the client to gain or relearn skills needed to live independently and sustain medical / psychiatric stability. Therapy is provided in 5 4-hour blocks for up to five days per week at a psychosocial rehabilitation center facility. Services are provided by a physician, clinician, associate clinician, or assistant clinician or rehabilitative services assistant.
Residential Rehabilitation Services: Facility-based, 24-hour rehabilitative therapy for clients who cannot be adequately serviced through psychosocial rehabilitative center and/or individualized home and community based psychiatric rehabilitative services. Residential rehabilitation services are provided to assist the client to gain or relearn skills needed to live independently and sustain medical / psychological stability. Residential Rehabilitation Services are provided in a licensed mental health group home or a licensed alcoholism and drug abuse residential treatment program facilities shall be required to comply with all applicable facility licensing requirements. Services are provided by a physician, clinician, associate clinician, or assistant clinician or rehabilitative services assistant. Facilities providing residential rehabilitation services shall not be larger than 16-bed capacity. Room and board costs are not included in the service costs.
13d. Rehabilitative Services
1) Community Support Services
LIMITATIONS - continued
1A. Crisis Intervention (CI) Services are provided to a [person beneficiary] who is experiencing a behavior health crisis, designed to interrupt and/or ameliorate a crisis experience including an assessment, immediate crisis resolution, and de-escalation, and referral and linkage to appropriate services to avoid, where possible, more restrictive levels of treatment. The goals of CI are symptom reduction, stabilization, and restoration to a previous level of functioning. All activities must occur within the context of a potential or actual behavioral health crisis. CI is a face-to-face intervention and can occur in a variety of locations, including but not limited to an emergency room or clinic setting, in addition to other community locations where the [person beneficiary] lives, works, attends school, and/or socializes.
C. Follow-up with the individual, and as necessary, with the [individual’s beneficiary’s] caretaker and/or family member(s) including follow-up for [individuals who are the beneficiary who is] in crisis and assessed in an emergency room prior to a referral to the CI team.
[Certified Qualified] staff shall assess, refer, and link all Medicaid [eligible individuals beneficiaries] in crisis. This shall include but not be limited to performing any necessary assessments; providing crisis stabilization and de-escalation; development of alternative treatment plans; consultation, training and technical assistance to other staff; consultation with the psychiatrist; monitoring of [consumers beneficiaries]; and arranging for linkage, transfer, transport, or admission as necessary for Medicaid [eligible individuals beneficiaries] at the conclusion of the CI service. CI specialists shall provide CI counseling, on and off-site; monitoring of [consumers beneficiaries]; assessment under the supervision of a certified assessor; and referral and linkage, if indicated. CI specialists who are nurses may also provide medication monitoring and nursing assessments. Psychiatrists in each crisis program perform psychiatric assessments, evaluation and management as needed; prescription and monitoring of medication; as well as supervision and consultation with CI program staff. Certified Peers may be utilized under clinical supervision for the activities of crisis resolution and de-briefing with the identified Medicaid [eligible individual beneficiary] and follow-up.
[Consumer Beneficiary] Participation Criteria
These rehabilitative services are provided as part of a comprehensive specialized psychiatric program available to all Medicaid [eligible consumers beneficiaries]. CI services must be medically necessary. The medical necessity for these rehabilitative services must be recommended by a licensed practitioner of the healing arts who is acting within the scope of his/her professional license and applicable state law to promote the maximum reduction of symptoms and/or restoration of [an individual a beneficiary] to his/her best age-appropriate functional level. Licensed practitioners of the health arts include but are not limited to: Licensed Behavioral Health Practitioners (LBHPs), advanced practice nurses (APNs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and physicians. All [individuals beneficiaries] who are identified as experiencing a seriously acute psychological/emotional change which results in a marked increase in personal distress and which exceeds the abilities and the resources of those involved to effectively resolve it are eligible.
[An individual A beneficiary] in crisis may be represented by a family member or other collateral contact who has knowledge of the [individual’s beneficiary's] capabilities and functioning. [Individuals Beneficiaries] in crisis who require this service may be using substances during the crisis. Substance use should be recognized and addressed in an integrated fashion as it may add to the risk increasing the need for engagement in care. The assessment of risk, mental status, and medical stability must be completed by a certified screener, Licensed Behavioral Health Practitioner (LBHP), advanced practice nurse (APN), nurse practitioner (NP), or physician with experience regarding this specialized mental health service, practicing within the scope of their professional license or certification. The crisis plan developed from this assessment and all services delivered during a crisis must be qualified staff provided under a certified program. Crisis services cannot be denied based upon substance use. The CI specialist must receive regularly scheduled clinical supervision from a person meeting the qualifications of a LBHP, APN, NP, or physician with experience regarding this specialized mental health service. The [individual’s beneficiary's] chart must reflect resolution of the crisis which marks the end of the current episode. If the [individual beneficiary] has another crisis within seven (7) calendar days of a previous episode, it shall be considered part of the previous episode and a new episode will not be allowed.
Advanced Practice Nurse [and employment under a formal protocol operating in collaboration] with a Delaware licensed physician
Licensed Physician Assistant [and employment under the delegated authority of supervised by] a licensed physician.
[Certified Credentialed mental health] screeners who are not licensed must [have meet all State requirements including having] two (2) years of clinical and/or crisis experience; at least a bachelors or master’s degree in a mental health related field; and [has committed to] completing forty (40) hours of crisis services in an employed position under direct supervision of a psychiatrist or credentialed mental health screener following completion of the mental health screener training and satisfactory score on the mental health screener credentialing examination.
A Certified Peer [would be on a CI team is] an individual who has self-identified as a [consumer beneficiary] or survivor of mental health and/or substance use disorder (SUD) services[, is at least 21 years of age,] and meets the qualifications set by the state including specialized [peer specialist] training, [to be considered in accordance with state standards,] certification and registration. The training provided/contracted by the Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) shall be focused on the principles and concepts of peer support and how it differs from clinical support. [It The training] will also provide practical tools for promoting wellness and recovery, knowledge about [client beneficiary] rights and advocacy, as well as approaches to care that incorporate creativity. [To qualify for peer certification training a peer must self-identify as a person with a lived experience of mental illness and/or substance abuse, be at least twenty-one (21) years of age, A Certified Peer must] have at minimum a high school education or GED, (preferably with some college background) and be currently employed as a peer supporter in Delaware. [It is required that Peers must complete] Delaware state-approved standardized peer specialist training [that] includes academic information as well as practical knowledge and creative activities.
Programs shall be certified by Medicaid and/or its designee. Each crisis program is supervised by a licensed practitioner of the healing arts who is acting within the scope of his/her professional licensed and applicable state law. A licensed practitioner of the healing arts who is acting within the scope of his/her professional license[d] and applicable state law (e.g., Licensed Behavioral Health Practitioner (LBHP), physician, nurse practitioner (NP) or advanced practice nurse (APN) is available for consultation and able to recommend treatment twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week to the CI program.
A unit of service is defined according to the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) approved code set unless otherwise specified. CI services by their nature are crisis services and are not subject to prior approval. CI services are authorized for no more than twenty-three (23) hours per episode. Activities beyond the twenty-three (23) hour period must be prior authorized by the State or its designee. [Follow-up activities referred Providers receiving referrals] from emergency rooms will bill only the follow-up HCPCS codes. [Components Service components] that are not provided to, or directed exclusively toward the treatment of[,] the Medicaid [eligible individual beneficiary] are not eligible for Medicaid reimbursement.
The CI services should follow any established crisis plan already developed for the [consumer beneficiary], if it is known to the team, as part of an individualized treatment plan to the extent possible. The CI activities must be intended to achieve identified care plan goals or objectives.
1. Outpatient addiction services include individual-centered services consistent with the [individual’s beneficiary’s] assessed treatment needs with a rehabilitation and recovery focus designed to promote skills for coping with and managing symptoms and behaviors associated with substance use disorders (SUD). These services are designed to help [individuals beneficiaries] achieve and maintain recovery from SUDs. Services should address [an individual’s a beneficiary’s] major lifestyle, attitudinal, and behavioral problems that have the potential to undermine the goals of treatment. Outpatient services are delivered on an individual or group basis in a wide variety of settings including site-based facility, in the community or in the [individual’s beneficiary’s] place of residence. These services may be provided on site or on a mobile basis as defined by the Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH). The setting will be determined by the goal which is identified to be achieved in the [individual’s beneficiary’s] written treatment plan.
Outpatient services may be indicated as an initial modality of service for [an individual a beneficiary] whose severity of illness warrants this level of treatment, or when [an individual’s a beneficiary’s] progress warrants a less intensive modality of service than they are currently receiving. For example, the [individual beneficiary] exhibits minimal, current difficulty or impairment. There are minimal or mild signs and symptoms. Any acute or chronic problems will be able to be stabilized and functioning restored with minimal difficulty. Intensive outpatient treatment is provided any time during the day or week and provides essential skill restoration and counseling services for [individuals beneficiaries] with a moderate to severe dependence condition or for whom there is substantial risk of relapse. Medication-assisted therapies (MAT) should only be utilized when a [client beneficiary] has an established SUD (e.g., opiate or alcohol dependence condition) that is clinically appropriate for MAT.
Provider qualifications: Services are provided by licensed and unlicensed professional staff, who are at least eighteen (18) years of age with a high school or equivalent diploma, according to their areas of competence as determined by degree, required levels of experience as defined by state law and regulations and departmentally approved program guidelines and certifications. All outpatient substance use disorder (SUD) programs are licensed under state law. Licensed practitioners are licensed by Delaware and include, but are not limited to Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs), Licensed Professional Counselors of Mental Health (LPCMH), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs), nurse practitioners (NPs), advanced practice nurses (APNs), medical doctors (MD and DO) and psychologists. Any staff who is unlicensed and providing addiction services must be credentialed by the Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) and/or the credentialing board and be under the supervision of a qualified health professional (QHP). Unlicensed staff include certified peers, certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC), internationally certified alcohol and drug counselor (ICADC), certified co-occurring disorders professional (CCDP), internationally certified co-occurring disorders professional (ICCDP), internationally certified co-occurring disorders professional diplomate (ICCDP-D) and licensed chemical dependency professional (LCDP). State regulations require supervision of non-credentialed counselors by QHP meeting the supervisory standards established by DSAMH. A QHP includes the following professionals who are currently registered with their respective Delaware board LCSWs, LPCMH, and LMFTs, APNs, NPs, medical doctors (MD and DO), and psychologists. The QHP provides clinical/administrative oversight and supervision of non-credentialed staff.
2. Residential services include individual[-]centered residential services consistent with the [individual’s beneficiary’s] assessed treatment needs, with a rehabilitation and recovery focus designed to promote skills for coping with and managing substance use disorder symptoms and behaviors. These services are designed to help [individuals beneficiaries] achieve changes in their substance use disorder behaviors. Services should address [an individual’s the beneficiary’s] major lifestyle, attitudinal, and behavioral problems that have the potential to undermine the goals of treatment. Residential services are delivered on an individual or group basis in a wide variety of settings including treatment in residential settings of sixteen (16) beds or less designed to help [individuals beneficiaries] achieve changes in their substance use disorder behaviors.
Provider qualifications: Services are provided by licensed and unlicensed professional staff, who are at least eighteen (18) years of age with a high school or equivalent diploma, according to their areas of competence as determined by degree, required levels of experience as defined by state law and regulations and departmentally approved program guidelines and certifications. All residential programs are licensed under state law. Licensed practitioners are licensed by Delaware and include, but are not limited to Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs), Licensed Professional Counselors of Mental Health (LPCMH), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs), nurse practitioners (NPs); advanced practice nurses (APNs), medical doctors (MD and DO) and psychologists. Any staff who is unlicensed and providing addiction services must be credentialed by the Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) and/or the credentialing board and be under the supervision of a qualified health professional (QHP). Unlicensed staff include certified recovery coaches, certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC), internationally certified alcohol and drug counselor (ICADC), certified co-occurring disorders professional (CCDP), Internationally certified co-occurring disorders professional (ICCDP), Internationally certified co-occurring disorders professional diplomate (ICCDP-D) and licensed chemical dependency professional (LCDP). State regulations require supervision of non-credentialed counselors by QHP meeting the supervisory standards established by DSAMH. A QHP includes the following professionals who are currently registered with their respective Delaware board LCSWs, LPCMH, and LMFTs, APNs, NPs, medical doctors (MD and DO), and psychologists. The QHP provides clinical/administrative oversight and supervision of non-credentialed staff.
All addiction services are provided as part of a comprehensive specialized program available to all Medicaid [eligible individuals beneficiaries] with significant functional impairments resulting from an identified substance use disorder (SUD) diagnosis. Services are subject to prior approval, must be medically necessary and must be recommended by a licensed practitioner or physician, who is acting within the scope of his/her professional license[d] and applicable state law, to promote the maximum reduction of symptoms and/or restoration of [an individual the beneficiary] to his/her best age-appropriate functional level according to an individualized treatment plan.
The activities included in the service must be intended to achieve identified treatment plan goals or objectives. The treatment plan should be developed in a person-centered manner with the active participation of the [individual beneficiary], family, and providers and be based on the [individual’s beneficiary’s] condition and the standards of practice for the provision of rehabilitative services. The treatment plan should identify the medical or remedial services intended to reduce the identified condition as well as the anticipated outcomes of the individual. The treatment plan must specify the frequency, amount, and duration of services. The treatment plan must be signed by the licensed practitioner or physician responsible for developing the plan with the [participant beneficiary] (or authorized representative) also signing to note concurrence with the treatment plan. The development of the treatment plan should address barriers and issues that have contributed to the need for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. The plan will specify a timeline for reevaluation of the plan that is at least an annual redetermination. The reevaluation should involve the [individual beneficiary], family, and providers and include a reevaluation of plan to determine whether services have contributed to meeting the stated goals. A new treatment plan should be developed if there [is] no measurable reduction of disability or restoration of functional level. The new plan should identify [a] different rehabilitation strategy with revised goals and services.
Providers must maintain medical records that include a copy of the treatment plan, the name of the [individual beneficiary], dates of services provided, nature, content and units of rehabilitation services provided, and progress made toward functional improvement and goals in the treatment plan. Components that are not provided to, or directed exclusively toward the treatment of the Medicaid [eligible individual beneficiary] are not eligible for Medicaid reimbursement.
Services provided at a work site must not be job task oriented and must be directly related to treatment of [an individual a beneficiary’s] behavioral health needs. Any services or components of services[,] the basic nature of which are to supplant housekeeping, homemaking, or basic services for the convenience of a [person beneficiary] receiving covered services (including housekeeping, shopping, child care, and laundry services)[,] are non-covered. Services cannot be provided in an institute for mental disease [IMD] with more than sixteen (16) beds. Room and board is excluded from addiction services rates. Delaware residential placement under the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria requires prior approval and reviews on an ongoing basis as determined necessary by the State Medicaid Agency or its designee to document compliance with the placement standards.
Where Medicare fees do not exist for a covered code, the fee development methodology will build fees considering each component of provider costs as outlined below. These reimbursement methodologies will produce rates sufficient to enlist enough providers so that services under the State Plan are available to [individuals beneficiaries] at least to the extent that these services are available to the general population, as required by 42 CFR 447.204. These rates comply with the requirements of Section 1902(a)(3) of the Social Security Act and 42 CFR 447.200, regarding payments and [are] consistent with economy, efficiency, and quality of care. Provider enrollment and retention will be reviewed periodically to ensure that access to care and adequacy of payments are maintained. The Medicaid fee schedule will be equal to or less than the maximum allowable under the same Medicare rate, where there is a comparable Medicare rate. Room and board costs are not included in the Medicaid fee schedule.
Except as otherwise noted in the State Plan, the State-developed fee schedule is the same for both governmental and private individual providers and the fee schedule and any annual/periodic adjustments to the fee schedule are published in the Delaware Register of Regulations. The Agency’s fee schedule rate was set as of October 2, 2013 and is effective for services provided on or after that date. All rates are published on the Delaware Medical Assistance Program (DMAP) website at www.dmap.state.de.us/downloads/hcpcs.html.
The fee development methodology will primarily be composed of provider cost modeling, [though through] Delaware provider compensation studies, cost data, and fees from similar State Medicaid programs may be considered, as well. The following list outlines the major components of the cost model to be used in fee development.
Employee-Related Expenses – Benefits, Employer Taxes (e.g., [FICA Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA)], unemployment, and workers compensation)
State: DELAWARE
1) Community Support Service Programs
Where Medicare fees do not exist for a covered code, the fee development methodology will build fees considering each component of provider costs as outlined below. These reimbursement methodologies will produce rates sufficient to enlist enough providers so that services under the State Plan are available to [individuals beneficiaries] at least to the extent that these services are available to the general population, as required by 42 CFR 447.204. These rates comply with the requirements of Section 1902(a)(3) of the Social Security Act and 42 CFR 447.200, regarding payments and consistent with economy, efficiency, and quality of care. Provider enrollment and retention will be reviewed periodically to ensure that access to care and adequacy of payments are maintained. The Medicaid fee schedule will be equal to or less than the maximum allowable under the same Medicare rate, where there is a comparable Medicare rate. Room and board costs are not included in the Medicaid fee schedule.
Except as otherwise noted in the State Plan, the State-developed fee schedule is the same for both governmental and private individual providers and the fee schedule and any annual/periodic adjustments to the fee schedule are published in the Delaware Register of Regulations. The Agency’s fee schedule rate was set as of October 2, 2013 and is effective for services provided on or after that date. All rates are published on the Delaware Medical Assistance Program (DMAP) website at www.dmap.state.de.us/downloads/hcpcs.html.
The fee development methodology will primarily be composed of provider cost modeling, [though through] Delaware provider compensation studies, cost data, and fees from similar State Medicaid programs may be considered, as well. The following list outlines the major components of the cost model to be used in fee development.
Employee-Related Expenses – Benefits, Employer Taxes (e.g., [FICA Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA)], unemployment, and workers compensation)
13. Diagnostic, Screening, Preventive and Rehabilitative Services Other Than Those Described Elsewhere In This Plan. - continued
Where Medicare fees do not exist for a covered code, the fee development methodology will build fees considering each component of provider costs as outlined below. These reimbursement methodologies will produce rates sufficient to enlist enough providers so that services under the plan are available to [individuals beneficiaries] at least to the extent that these services are available to the general population, as required by 42 CFR 447.204. These rates comply with the requirements of Section 1902(a)(3) of the Social Security Act and 42 CFR 447.200, regarding payments and consistent with economy, efficiency, and quality of care. Provider enrollment and retention will be reviewed periodically to ensure that access to care and adequacy of payments are maintained. The Medicaid fee schedule will be equal to or less than the maximum allowable under the same Medicare rate, where there is a comparable Medicare rate. Room and board costs are not included in the Medicaid fee schedule.
Except as otherwise noted in the State Plan, the State-developed fee schedule is the same for both governmental and private individual providers and the fee schedule and any annual/periodic adjustments to the fee schedule are published in the Delaware Register [of Regulations]. The agency’s fee schedule rate was set as of October 2, 2013 and is effective for services provided on or after that date. All rates are published on the Delaware Medical Assistance Program (DMAP) website at www.dmap.state.de.us/downloads/hcpcs.html.
The fee development methodology will primarily be composed of provider cost modeling, [though through] Delaware provider compensation studies, cost data, and fees from similar State Medicaid programs may be considered, as well. The following list outlines the major components of the cost model to be used in fee development.
State DELAWARE
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