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Public Notice: Implement a Statewide Fee Schedule Reimbursement for Case Management Services

The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS), pursuant to the requirements outlined in 42 C.F.R. §447.205 and §1902(a)(13)(A) of the Social Security Act, hereby gives notice of the following proposed action regarding implementation of a statewide fee schedule reimbursement for Targeted Case Management (TCM) and Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Case Management services under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).

Public Notice: Expand Nursing Facility Special Population Definition

The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS), pursuant to the requirements outlined in 42 C.F.R. §447.205 and §1902(a)(13)(A) of the Social Security Act, hereby gives notice of the following proposed action regarding the increase to the maximum age for a special population nursing facility from 21 to age 30 and to expand of the definition of a special population nursing facility criteria to include person residing in an intermediate care facility for persons with medical complexity under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).

IA Health Link: Success Stories

IA Health Link is a managed care program that works to make sure members get the health care that they need. Below are links to IA Health Link success stories.

Public Notice: Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Amendments: Habilitation

Pursuant to the authority of Iowa Code Section 249A.4, the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) intends to amend the Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Habilitation. This notice provides details about the HCBS amendments and serves to open the 30-day public comment period which closes at 4:30 PM on July 2, 2018. Prior to finalizing, DHS will consider all written comments received. 

Public Notice: Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Amendments: Physical Disability Waiver

Pursuant to the authority of Iowa Code Section 249A.4, the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) intends to amend the Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Physical Disability Waiver. This notice provides details about the HCBS amendments and serves to open the 30-day public comment period which closes at 4:30 PM on July 2, 2018. Prior to finalizing, DHS will consider all written comments received. 

Public Notice: Home-and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Amendments: Intellectual Disability Waiver

Pursuant to the authority of Iowa Code Section 249A.4, the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) intends to amend the Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Intellectual Disability Waiver. This notice provides details about the HCBS amendments and serves to open the 30-day public comment period which closes at 4:30 PM on July 2, 2018. Prior to finalizing, DHS will consider all written comments received. 

Public Notice: Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Amendments: Brain Injury Waiver

Pursuant to the authority of Iowa Code Section 249A.4, the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) intends to amend the Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Brain Injury Waiver. This notice provides details about the HCBS amendments and serves to open the 30-day public comment period which closes at 4:30 PM on July 2, 2018. Prior to finalizing, DHS will consider all written comments received. 

Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Amendments: AIDS/HIV Waiver

Pursuant to the authority of Iowa Code Section 249A.4, the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) intends to amend the Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) AIDS/HIV Waiver. This notice provides details about the HCBS amendments and serves to open the 30-day public comment period which closes at 4:30 PM on July 2, 2018. Prior to finalizing, DHS will consider all written comments received. 

Public Notice: Proposed Remedies Used to Enforce Compliance for Long-Term Care Facilities with Deficiencies

The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS), pursuant to the requirements outlined in 42 C.F.R §447.205 and §1902(a)(13)(A) of the Social Security Act, hereby gives notice of  the establishment of two additional remedies to ensure prompt compliance with nursing facility requirements. The additional remedies include directed plan of correction and directed in-service training. This change will allow for the State Surveying Agency to use and implement any and all available remedies when a nursing facility is found to be non-compliant.

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