BEFORE THE Department of Public
health and human services of the
STATE OF MONTANA
In the matter of the amendment of ARM 37.27.902, 37.85.104, 37.85.105, and 37.88.101 pertaining to updating the effective dates of Medicaid fee schedules
NOTICE OF AMENDMENT
TO: All Concerned Persons
1. On October 19, 2018, the Department of Public Health and Human Services published MAR Notice No. 37-869 pertaining to the public hearing on the proposed amendment of the above-stated rules at page 2024 of the 2018 Montana Administrative Register, Issue Number 20.
2. The department has amended the above-stated rules as proposed.
3. The department has thoroughly considered the comments and testimony received. A summary of the comments received and the department's responses are as follows:
COMMENT #1: One commenter asked if the rate listed on the non-Medicaid Substance Use Disorder fee schedule applied to only individual peer support services or if it also applied to the provision of group peer support services.
RESPONSE #1: The department thanks the commenter for their question. The rate listed on the non-Medicaid Substance Use Disorder fee schedule is applicable to only individual peer support services. The department is currently researching the provision of group peer support services and an applicable rate methodology but nothing has been established to date. The department will add language to the non-Medicaid Substance Use Disorder fee schedule to indicate that this rate applies only to individual peer support services.
4. These rule amendments are effective January 1, 2019.
/s/ Brenda K. Elias /s/ Sheila Hogan
Brenda K. Elias Sheila Hogan, Director
Rule Reviewer Public Health and Human Services
Certified to the Secretary of State November 27, 2018.