Special Notice

This notice was published in the May 1, 2016, issue (Vol. 2016, No. 9) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Special Notice: Public Hearing to Discuss the 1115 Waiver and H.B. 437 "Health Care Revisions" From the 2016 General Session

The Division of Medicaid and Health Financing (DMHF) will hold public hearings to discuss the renewal of and proposed amendments to the Primary Care Network 1115 Demonstration waiver. Proposed changes to the waiver are required to implement the provisions of H.B. 437 "Health Care Revisions" passed during the 2016 General Session. These amendments include requesting authority to add Medicaid eligibility for additional adults between the ages of 19 and 64 who meet certain criteria. In addition, the State will request a waiver of the Medicaid IMD (institution for mental disease) exclusion. Finally, amendments will be proposed to remove the high risk pregnant woman group, as it is no longer needed due to the Affordable Care Act; making changes to Non-Traditional Medicaid benefits to comply with mental health parity; and removing the EPSDT waiver for 19 and 20 year olds.

These topics will be discussed at public hearings to be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. as part of the monthly Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC) meeting, and Wednesday, May 25, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Both meetings will be in Room 125 of the Cannon Health Building, 288 North 1460 West, Salt Lake City, Utah.

A conference line is available for those who would like to attend by phone: 1-877-820-7831, passcode 196690#. Individuals requiring an accommodation to fully participate in this meeting should contact Jennifer Meyer-Smart at 801-538-6338 by 5:00 p.m. on May 11, 2016.

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/2016/b20160501.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 cdevashrayee@utah.gov.