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Proposed Changes- Rate Changes, Medicaid- Facilities, Hospitals, Professional Services, & Waivers

The Department of Health & Social Services proposes regulation changes in Title 7 of the Alaska Administrative Code dealing with cost containment measures to the Medicaid program, including the following:

  • Day habilitation services
  • Supported-employment services
  • Personal care services payment rates
  • Home and community-based waiver services payment rates
  • Health clinic payment rate
  • Health clinic re-basing
  • Targeted case management payment rates
  • Cost containment measure for inflation adjustments to Medicaid payment rates
  • Resource-based relative value scale rate setting methodology
  • Adjustment factors
  • Methodology and criteria for approval or modification of payment rate
  • Optional payment rate methodology and criteria for small facilities

Opportunities for public comment will be held May 9, 1:30-3:30pm, at the Frontier Building, Conference Room Number 880, 3601 C St., Anchorage, AK 99503. If you are unable to attend in person, but would like to comment during the oral public hearing, you can call the teleconference number (800) 315-6338 (Toll Free) and use the code 36171#.

Written comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 30, 2017. Kurt West at kurt.west@alaska.gov or at PO Box 110601, Attn. Kurt West, Juneau, AK 99811-0601
If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Kurt West at kurt.west@alaska.gov or at (907) 465-6522 no later than April 28, 2017, to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

For complete information about this proposal or to access all available means of providing public comment, click this link:
https://aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/Notices/View.aspx?id=185384