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Delaware General AssemblyDelaware RegulationsMonthly Register of RegulationsNovember 2017

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16 DE Admin. Code 30000
Delaware Health and Social Services ("Department") / Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance initiated proceedings to amend the Delaware Social Services Manual (DSSM regarding Prescription Assistance, specifically, to eliminate the Delaware Prescription Drug Payment Assistance Program. 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 August 2017 Delaware Register of Regulations, requiring written materials and suggestions from the public concerning the proposed regulations to be produced by August 31, 2017 at which time the Department would receive information, factual evidence and public comment to the said proposed changes to the regulations.
29 Del.C. §6502 Annual estimates of expenditures
In accordance with the federal public notice requirements established at Section 1902(a)(13)(A) of the Social Security Act and 42 CFR 447.205 and the state public notice requirements of Title 29, Chapter 101 of the Delaware Code, Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS)/Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance (DMMA) gives public notice and provides an open comment period for thirty (30) days to allow all stakeholders an opportunity to provide input on the proposed regulation. Comments were to have been received by 4:30 p.m. on August 31, 2017.
First, SCPD and GACEC commented that it would be informative to disclose what costs the DPAP covered which Medicare-D and the Low-Income Subsidy do not cover.
Agency Response: The DPAP provided coverage for certain Over-the-Counter (OTC) products that are not covered through Medicare Part D. DPAP also provided prescription drug coverage for eligible members during the Part D deductible period and coverage gap, up to the program's $3,000.00 benefit cap per individual per year.
Second, SCPD and GACEC requested additional information on the effect of the repeal.
Agency Response: Effects of the program's termination will vary by individual and may include:
Agency Response: DMMA provided the requested annual reports.
THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, that the proposed regulation to amend the Delaware Social Services Manual (DSSM) regarding Prescription Assistance, specifically, to eliminate the Delaware Prescription Drug Payment Assistance Program, is adopted and shall be final effective November 11, 2017.
Last Updated: December 31 1969 19:00:00.
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