Special Notice

This notice was published in the December 1, 2018, issue (Vol. 2018, No. 23) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Special Notice: Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives

Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives

The Division of Medicaid and Health Financing (DMHF) will submit a change to the Medicaid State Plan to update the inpatient hospital reimbursement Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) methodology for long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs). This state plan amendment (SPA 18-0009-UT) will create additional and separate payments to DRG hospitals for the insertion of LARCs immediately after childbirth.

DMHF estimates total annual expenditures to increase by $117,000.

The SPA is pending approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the proposed effective date is January 1, 2019.

A copy of this change may be obtained from Craig Devashrayee (801-538-6641), or by writing the Technical Writing Unit, Utah Department of Health, P.O. 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/2018/b20181201.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