Utah Administrative Code

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R414. Health, Health Care Financing, Coverage and Reimbursement Policy.

Rule R414-100. Medicaid Primary Care Network Services.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

Table of Contents

R414-100-1. Introduction and Authority.

This rule lists the services under the Medicaid Primary Care Network (PCN). The Primary Care Network is authorized by a waiver of federal Medicaid requirements approved by the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and allowed under Section 1115 of the Social Security Act effective January 1, 1999. This rule is authorized by Title 26, Chapter18, UCA.

R414-100-2. Definitions.

(1) "Emergency" means the sudden onset of a medical condition manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity (including severe pain) such that the absence of immediate medical attention could reasonably be expected to result in:

(a) placing the enrollee's health in serious jeopardy;

(b) serious impairment to bodily functions;

(c) serious dysfunction of any bodily organ or part; or

(d) death.

(2) "Emergency services" means:

(a) attention provided within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms or within 24 hours of diagnosis;

(b) for a condition that requires acute care, and is not chronic;

(c) reimbursed only until the condition is stabilized sufficient that the patient can leave the hospital emergency department; and

(d) is not related to an organ transplant procedure.

(2) "Outpatient" means an enrollee who receives services from a licensed outpatient care facility.

(3) "Primary care" means services to diagnose and treat illness and injury as well as preventive health care services. Primary care promotes early identification and treatment of health problems, which can help to reduce unnecessary complications of illness or injury and maintain or improve overall health status.

R414-100-3. Services Available.

(1) To meet the requirements of 42 CFR 431.107, the department contracts with each provider who furnishes services under the PCN.

(2) By signing a provider agreement with the department, the provider agrees to follow the terms incorporated into the provider agreements, including policies and procedures, provider manuals, Medicaid Information Bulletins, and provider letters.

(3) By signing an application for Medicaid coverage, the enrollee agrees that the department's obligation to reimburse for services is governed by contract between the department and the provider.

(4) Medical or hospital services for which providers are reimbursed under the PCN are generally limited by federal guidelines as set forth under Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act and Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

(5) The following services in the Medicaid Primary Care Network are available to those adults found eligible under Section 1931 of the federal Social Security Act (Aid to Families of Dependent Children adults and medically needy adults):

(a) emergency services only in a designated hospital emergency department;

(b) primary care physician services provided directly by licensed physicians or osteopaths, or by licensed certified nurse practitioners, or physician assistants under appropriate supervision of the physician or osteopath, but not including pregnancy related or mental health services by any of the listed providers;

(c) services associated with surgery or administration of anesthesia are physician services to be provided by physicians or licensed certified nurse anesthetists;

(d) laboratory and radiology services by licensed and certified providers;

(e) durable medical equipment, supplies and appliances used to assist the patient's medical recovery;

(f) preventive services, immunizations and health education methods and materials to promote wellness, disease prevention and manage illnesses;

(g) pharmacy services by a licensed pharmacy limited to four prescriptions per month, per client with no overrides or exceptions in the number of prescriptions;

(h) dental services are limited to examinations, cleanings, fillings, extractions, treatment of abscesses or infections and to be covered must be provided by a dentist in the office;

(i) transportation services limited to ambulance (ground and air) service for medical emergencies;

(j) interpretive services provided by contracting entities competent to provide medical translation services for people with limited English proficiency and interpretive services for the deaf; and

(k) vision services once every 12 months including an eye examination/refraction by a licensed ophthalmologists or optometrists, but not including the cost of glasses or other refractive device.


Medicaid, primary care network

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

September 27, 2017

Notice of Continuation

May 5, 2017

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law


Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R414, please contact the promulgating agency (Health, Health Care Financing, Coverage and Reimbursement Policy). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.