Special Notice

This notice was published in the March 15, 2013, issue (Vol. 2013, No. 6) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Special Notice: Inclusion of San Juan County in the Prepaid Mental Health Plan

At the request of the San Juan Counseling Center and to be consistent in how mental health services are delivered throughout the state, the Division of Medicaid and Health Financing (DMHF) will submit an amendment to the Prepaid Mental Health Plan Waiver for mental health services to include San Juan County.

This means that Medicaid recipients of San Juan County will be required to obtain inpatient and outpatient mental health services through the San Juan Counseling Center. This change, however, does not apply to Medicaid recipients who are American Indians and receive these services from Indian health care providers.

By moving mental health services in San Juan County from fee-for-service to capitation, the Department estimates that total annual expenditures under the waiver amendment will be about $538,482.

The proposed effective date of this change is July 1, 2013, and it is pending Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approval.

A copy of the change may be obtained from Craig Devashrayee (801-538-6641), or by writing the Technical Writing Unit, Utah Department of Health, PO Box 143102, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-3102. Comments are welcome at the same address. Copies of the change are also available at local county health department offices.

Additional Information

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull-pdf/2013/b20130315.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.

For questions regarding this notice, please contact Craig Devashrayee, by phone at 801-538-6641, by FAX at 801-538-6099, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]