Public Notice: 30 Day Hospital Readmission Policy - Exclusion for Planned Procedures

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 its methods and standards for the 30 day hospital readmission policy under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).

This proposed amendment revises the current inpatient hospital 30 day readmission policy to exclude readmissions that are planned for repetitive or staged treatments and to clarify that the policy does not apply to critical access hospitals.

The proposed amendment will be effective for inpatient hospital discharges on or after December 1, 2018.

Public Notice: 30 Day Hospital Readmission Policy - Exclusion for Planned Procedures

Post Date:

August 17, 2018

End Date:

September 17, 2018

Purpose:

The purpose of this posting is to provide public notice and receive public comments for revising the current inpatient hospital 30 day readmission policy to exclude readmissions that are planned for repetitive or staged treatments and to clarify that the policy does not apply to critical access hospitals. The proposed amendment will be effective for inpatient hospital discharges on or after December 1, 2018.

Notice:

Public Notice: 30 Day Hospital Readmission Policy - Exclusion for Planned Procedures
Attachment: Attachment 4.19-A page 17b

Written notice may be addressed to:

Jennifer Steenblock
Federal Compliance Officer
Department of Human Services
Iowa Medicaid Enterprise
100 Army Post Road
Des Moines, IA 50315
 

Comments may also be sent via electronic mail to jsteenb@dhs.state.ia.us

All comments must be received by September 17, 2018, at 4:30 p.m.