Special Notice

This notice was published in the May 15, 2018, issue (Vol. 2018, No. 10) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Special Notice: Hearing on 1115 Primary Care Network Demonstration Waiver

The Utah Department of Health, Division of Medicaid and Health Financing (DMHF) will hold public hearings to discuss proposed amendments to the 1115 Primary Care Network Demonstration Waiver. Proposed changes to the waiver are required to implement the provisions of H.B. 472 "Medicaid Expansion Revisions", H.B. 435 "Medicaid Dental Benefits", and H.B. 12 "Family Planning Services Amendments", which were passed during the 2018 General Session. In addition, the State is requesting authority to provide specific services to at-risk Medicaid children and youth.

DMHF is requesting authority to implement Medicaid eligibility for adults, age 19 - 64 who have household income up to 95% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). In addition, the amendment adds a work requirement for this adult group, provides the authority to require that an adult purchase Employer Sponsored Insurance (if available), and requests the ability to close enrollment in the program if costs are projected to be higher than the money provided for the program.

The State is also requesting authority to:

1. Add dental benefits for Targeted Adult Medicaid members who are receiving Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment;

2. Implement Medicaid eligibility for adults not otherwise eligible for Medicaid to provide them with family planning services; and

3. Provide specific services to at-risk Medicaid eligible children and youth in state custody or those at risk of being placed in state custody, and their families.

These topics will be discussed at a public hearing to be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. as part of the Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC) meeting. The hearing will be held in Room 125 at the Cannon Health Building, 288 North 1460 West, Salt Lake City, Utah.

The first hour of the meeting will cover dental benefits for Targeted Adult Medicaid members, the family planning services amendment, and services for at-risk Medicaid children and youth.

The second hour of the meeting will cover the amendment to implement Medicaid eligibility for adults with income up to 95% FPL and the related requirements from H.B. 472.

A conference line is available for those who would like to participate by phone: 1-877-820-7831, passcode 378804#. Individuals requiring an accommodation to fully participate in the meeting should contact Jennifer Meyer-Smart at 801-538-6338 by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018.

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/2018/b20180515.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]