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Emergency Rule Changes

last modified 08/01/2014 - 09:17 AM

Emergency changes to Medicaid rules. The Bulletins found here are emergency rule changes and are temporary rules (only in effect for 120 days), they take effect immediately upon filing with the Office of the Secretary of State (unless otherwise stated in the rule), and may be filed concurrent with the filing of a proposed permanent rule change. Once adopted through permanent rule change or upon expiration, the emergency rules will be removed from this page. DVHA online rules will not be updated to reflect emergency rule changes until or unless associated permanent rule changes have been adopted.

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Bulletin 14-01E: Medicaid Covered Services – 7702 Telemonitoring - This bulletin changes the Medicaid coverage rule to include a new covered service, home telemonitoring, for Medicaid beneficiaries receiving home health services. Pursuant to Act 153 of the 2013-2014 Legislative session, the DVHA shall provide coverage for home telemonitoring for one or more conditions or risk factors for which it determines, using reliable data, that home telemonitoring services are appropriate. Per Act 153, the DVHA may design this new benefit so that it is budget-neutral. This emergency rule is effective on August 1, 2014. [Secretary of State ID #14-E07]

 

Bulletin 14-03E: Prescription Monitoring - This bulletin includes amendments to the DVHA Rule 7502 – Prescribed Drugs. This emergency rule is necessary to implement changes to the administrative process for Medicaid, in compliance with state law passed during the 2013-2014 Legislative session. Pursuant to Act 195 of the recent Legislative session, this rule requires that Medicaid participating providers, whether licensed in or outside Vermont, who prescribe buprenorphine or a drug containing buprenorphine to a Vermont Medicaid beneficiary to query the Vermont Prescription Monitoring System. This rule is effective beginning on July 1, 2014.  [Secretary of State ID #14-E05]

  

Bulletin 11-01: State Fiscal Year 2012 Coverage Changes - This bulletin changes over-the-counter (OTC) drug coverage to a smaller, more defined list of cost-effective OTC products which are demonstrated to be clinically safe and appropriate.  These changes are for Medicaid, VHAP, and VPharm beneficiaries.  These rules are effective beginning on July 1, 2011.  [Secretary of State ID #11-E03]

 

Bulletin 11-15: State Fiscal Year 2012 Coverage Changes - This bulletin changes over-the-counter (OTC) drug coverage to a smaller, more defined list of cost-effective OTC products which are demonstrated to be clinically safe and appropriate.  These changes are for Medicaid, VHAP, and VPharm beneficiaries.  These rules are effective beginning on October 30, 2011.  [Secretary of State ID #11-E08]

 

Bulletin 11-11: Rehabilitative Therapy Services for Beneficiaires under Age 21 - This bulletin changes the rehabilitative therapy rules allowing earlier oversight of physical, occupational, and speech therapy services for Medicaid beneficiaries under the age of 21 ensuring that children receive appropriate, medically necessary, evidence based service from the begining of their course of rehabilitative therapy treatment.  These changes are for Medicaid beneficiaries under the age of 21.  These rules are effective beginning on November 7, 2011. [Secretary of State ID #11-E09]

 

Bulletin 11-21: Rehabilitative Therapy Services for Beneficiaires under Age 21 - Repeal of Emergency Rule #11-E09 - This bulletin is being implemented to repeal the emergency rule in Secretary of State’s ID Number #11-E09 per the objections of the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (LCAR).  This emergency rule reverses the changes to Medicaid Rule 7317 in Secretary of State’s ID Number #11-E09 that became effective on 11/7/11 back to the rule language that was previously adopted 2/26/11 in Secretary of State’s ID Number #10P-032).  These changes are for Medicaid beneficiaries under the age of 21.  These rules are effective beginning on December 9, 2011.  [Secretary of State ID #11-E13]